Young People

Autism Training

Steve Mcg 23-4-15 flyer - KnowsleyFree Autism training is available to unpaid Knowsley carers, families and self advocates. Delivered, as part of a year long community training programme with Merseyside Partners in Policy Making (MPIP).

The Autism Training takes place on Thursday 23 April at the River Alt Resource Centre,  Huyton. From 10am till 4pm.

If you would like to book a place, contact MPIP on 0151 287 7977 or email mpip@btconnect.com

Please note: Lunch will not be provided, but tea and coffee is available.

About the Trainer

Steve is an autism consultant, who is on the autistic spectrum himself. He offers up an interesting first person perspective into Autism. Steve is a father to a young man with autism and a National Councillor and Trustee of the National Autistic Society.

 Aims:

  • Newly Diagnosed
  • Help and Support – What is available
  • Sensory Issues, Behaviour that Challenges, More understanding of autism/apserger syndrome.
  • Strategies

 Outcomes:

  • Participants will gain a better understanding of Autism,
  • Recognise the early signs of anxiety and reactions of the individual with aspergers syndrome.
  • Understand the importance of effective communication strategies and to help diffuse conflict.
  • Factors that escalate hostility and aggression. Actions to avoid when confronted with a distressed person with autism/ aspergers syndrome.
  • Implement coping strategies to manage a variety of settings including the workplace.

Realise through continued development the importance of practising skills to help alleviate the difficulties experienced by individuals with aspergers syndrome.

Plan B Info Session

Plan B info sessionOur Community Group, The Knowsley User Led Organisation will be hosting  an information session  ‘All about Plan B’ on Friday 27 March from 10.30am at the Old Schoolhouse, St Johns Road Huyton.

It’s an informal opportunity for local carers, parents & young people to find out more details about how to join in, get involved or even volunteer with us.

You’ll also meet Paula & Drew who are residents behind the community led project. If you would like to attend, get in touch with Paula on 07944 340 474 to book a place.

Mobility Roadshow

We’d like to know if any Knowsley residents would be interested in  coming along to the Mobility Roadshow taking place between 25-27 June?

We’re asking because it’s one of the  UK’s largest consumer-focused event organised by registered charity Mobility Choice and it could be an invaluable opportunity for Knowsley residents with limited mobility to go and see (even try out) products and services that are available to help maintain and in some cases achieve greater independence.

It takes place in Donnington Park, Derby and s a community group we could arrange transport to get there, but before we do that we’d like to know if there’s interest from you?

Get in touch with us on 07715 392 158 or email us at hello@kulo.org.uk or go to our Facebook page and leave a comment.

Step Out for Stroke Knowsley

Step-Out-for-Stroke-KnowsleyKnowsley Step Out for Stroke, walking event will take place at 11am at Court Hey Park on 18 May 2015.

The group walk is to raise awareness of the Stroke Association and everyone that attends can take part and walk at their own pace.

If you would like to join in and raise awareness  for a very worthy and local cause please contact The Stroke Association’s Knowsley Coordinator Theresa OSullivan on 0151 529 2210.

Affordable Wheelchair Hire

care-and-repair-wheelchair-hire-300x300Need to hire a wheelchair? Perhaps you or a family member are going on holiday, or on a day trip?  Or you might want try before you buy. Knowsley’s Care & Repair team can help!

They have a variety of wheelchairs that can be hired for a weekly rate of £12.50 or a fortnightly rate of £15 (plus returnable deposit) on either a short or long term basis.

If you decide you want to buy a chair they have a great range of high in quality self-propel or assisted chairs in standard or light-weight models  – approved by Knowsley Wheelchair Service.

Based in the Centre for Independent Living, Ellis Ashton Street,  Huyton. Knowsley’s Care & Repair Team are happy to help you choose a wheelchair that that is right for you  – without the hard sell!

Pop into the  Centre for Independent Living, Monday to Friday or call the Care & Repair Team on 0151 548 6668.

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

 

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