Local services

Local Support for Comic Relief

comic releifPop into St Michaels Family Support who will be holding a coffee morning to raise funds for Comic Relief this Friday 13 March from 9.15 – 11.30am.

You can have your nails painted red and buy tea, coffee, hot chocolate & a cake for £1.

Family Support Worker Angela tells us that “they’ll also be a fab play area for the kids and all residents are welcome to attend”.

St Michael’s Church Hall, Bluebell Lane, Huyton L36 7SA.

International Womens Day Halewood

International womens DayCelebrate International Womens Day with Torrington Drive Community Association in Halewood on Tuesday March 10 from 10 – 3pm at New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre, Litchfield Road L26 1TT. 

With a mix of craft stalls, holistic therapies, hair & beauty, angel cards & card readings, health & info stands, call Tina Pomphrett for more info 0151 443 2168.

Meadowbrook

disableAre you 19 to 24? Have a learning difficulty or disability? Want to get involved in a community based education programme?

Meadowbrook is a free programme for young adults with learning difficulties or disabilities in Knowsley run by Activate, Knowsley Community College and Knowsley Youth Mutual.

It includes opportunities such as:

– Volunteering & Work Experience
– Duke of Edinburgh Award
– Vocational Options
– Local Community Projects
– Independent Living Skills
– Qualifications

For more information please contact Caitlyn from Activate on:
0151 545 1279

Get Started With Drama

DramaIf you are aged 16-25 and not in education, training or employment you can ‘Get Started’ with the Princes Trust to achieve your goals.

ALL are welcome to join their free Drama programme where you will:

– Work with theatre and industry professionals
– Be able to express yourself creatively and explore issues through drama
– Meet new people and build your confidence and skills
– Work with others to create a performance
– Chance to gain a Bronze Arts Award
– Go to see a play at Everyman

The course will cost you nothing! Your travel expenses and lunch will be provided every day. You will then receive three months support to help you move into education, training or employment.

This course will run from 23rd – 27th March at the Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, Liverpool.

Find our more at a taster day on Wednesday 18th March

For more information, or to book a place, contact Darren Hulse on 07947 856 434 or  text DRAMA to 07947 856 434 or email darren.hulse@princes-trust.org.uk

 

The Sewing Cafe

cushionWhy not have a go at making one of these lovely patchwork cushions for FREE over at The Sewing Cafe every Thursday morning 10-12pm at the Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre.

All materials are provided, as well as a teacher to show you how  – plus a cuppa and a very warm welcome.

No need to book just turn up!

Take part in Nordic Walking

nordic walkingThe Great Outdoors Project at the National Wildflower Centre, Roby Road Huyton provide weekly and free to take part in, Nordic Walks at Court Hey Park.

Walks are Led by qualified instructors every Thursday at 10am. All abilities are very welcome.

Poles and instruction are provided and simply meet up  at The National Wildflower Centre Cornflower Café.

If you can’t make Thursday’s, try Nordic Walks led by Community walk leaders on Saturdays at 10am and meet at The National Wildflower Centre Cobbled Courtyard Gates.

Coming up:
Tuesdays 1pm, at Halewood Park you can take part in a FREE Learn 2 Nordic Walk course. Starting 24th February for 4 weeks.  Meet at Halewood Environment Centre, Okell Drive, L26 7XB.

If you would like more  information and to book any of the activities or training shown above please call: 0151 738 1913 email: annick@landlife.org.uk

 

Autism Support Group in Knowsley

talk_about_autismHave you heard about the Autism Support Group in Knowsley?

Local parents and carers meet on the last Thursday of every month 7.30 – 8.30pm at Kirkby Leisure Centre, Cherryfield Drive Kirkby.

The Autism Support Group is a great way to meet other parents, to talk, listen and share experiences.

All welcome!

Adult Social Care Knowsley

Knowsley Disability Concern will be hosting a FREE workshop for Knowsley residents called  ‘Getting Ready for Your Review’.

Over the coming year if you receive Adult Social Care the support you receive from Knowsley Council will be reviewed and KDC  want to make sure you are prepared.

This is an invitation for you, your family or your carers to attend a FREE workshop to help you get the most out of your Review on Wednesday 18 March 2015, 10 – 12pm at Knowsley Carers Centre, 143 Bewley Drive Kirkby, L32 9PE

Many Knowsley residents are concerned that their care and support packages will be reduced because of wider Council  cuts to services and KDC  urge you to come along to the next workshop to make sure you get the best possible outcome from your review.

To book your place call Johanne Ross 0151 480 4090 or email Johanne.ross@kdc.org.uk

Make some time for Plan B Knowsley

plan-b-logo-strapline-smallerPlan B is a brand new inclusive and accessible social activity programme for young adults with autism who live in Knowsley.

Launching in January 2015 the  year-long programme will be supported by members of our Knowsley User Led Organisation which is a community group of residents with disabilities as well as carers.

Plan B’s aim is to encourage and support young autistic adults who live in Knowsley to:

  • meet like minded people and make new friends
  • try out different activities
  • share and exchange experiences
  • discover new ‘alternative’ places to go

Please note: Activities and social experiences will be suitable for adults aged between 18 and 30 years.

Plan B would like to hear from you if:

  • You are an young autistic adult who lives in Knowsley
  • You are a family carer
  • You are a support worker

To enhance & strengthen Plan B’s monthly programme of activity and experiences for young people we are creating an online network for young people to communicate, socialise and share experiences to support each other. You can get social with Plan B on their Facebook Page: PlanBKnowsley and don’t forget to like and share it!

Volunteer with Plan B!

We are seeking the support of local volunteers of all ages who must be friendly, enthusiastic and willing to support young people to take part in a variety of safe, inclusive activities and experiences in different settings.

You will receive:

  • Travel costs
  • Local training and support
  • Opportunities to meet new people and share experiences
  • All volunteers must undertake DBS/CRB checks

Want to find out more? Call Paula Thompson on 07944 340 474, like our Plan B Facebook Page or get in touch with us by filling out our contact form!

Plan B is also

Aids and adaptations

aids and adaptationsIf you live in Knowsley and you have a physical or learning disability, sight or hearing loss, frailty or illness you may be eligible for financial help towards the cost of equipment, home adaptations or other essential items to improve your independence, comfort, safety and quality of life at home.

The Knowsley Access Team is the first point of contact for information and advice on aids and home adaptions.

You can also get support on the amount you may have to pay towards any work undertaken through a Disabled Facilities Grant. We have attached some guidance if you live in Knowsley for applying for a Disabled Facilities Grant DFG Advice Leaflet V3 Dec 2011

For more information contact the Knowsley Access Team on 0151 443 2600.

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