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Heinz Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation

The Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation provides grants for individuals suffering from severe poverty or on-going medical conditions. It will also support victims of domestic abuse.

Grants of £100 to £500 are provided towards hospital travel costs, household items, adaptations or disability equipment. They will not fund holidays or education.

Applications must be made in writing by a recognised professional such a social worker, doctor or Citizen Advice representative who must include the individual’s financial information.

Letters must be addressed to: The Heinz, Anna and Carol Kroch Foundation, PO Box 327, Hampton, TW12 9DD Telephone: 020 8979 0609 Email: hakf50@hotmail.com

Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trus

The Trust provides grants to help people who are ill, convalescent or disabled.

It currently supports people of all ages with medical conditions, disability or poor health. However, if funding is limited preference with be given to people who have professional, secretarial, or administrative qualifications.

Funding may be provided for a range of medical items and services to improve quality of life. This includes TENS machines, orthopaedic beds, hoists and household items such as washing machines.

Applications should be made by a health professional or social worker on behalf of the client using the Trust’s application form which can be downloaded from their website.

www.fnaist.org.uk

Elizabeth Finn Care

Elizabeth Finn Care provides direct financial support to individuals in need.

It is able to help British and Irish residents who have previously held jobs that required level 4 qualifications and have fallen on hard times through personal events such as family breakdown, redundancy or ill health.

They also help older people with limited pension provision and (ex)spouses/partners of eligible individuals

To find out more information complete the on-line enquiry form.

www.elizabethfinncare.org.uk

Boshier-Hinton Foundation

The Bosher Hinton Foundation makes grants to individuals, or their families in the UK to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities or learning difficulties.

It also supports institutions and charities that provide facilities and/or advocacy for children and adults with special educational or other needs.

To apply: download and application form and return to the Foundation.

www.boshierhintonfoundation.org.uk

Barchester Healthcare Grants

The Barchester Healthcare Foundation supports older people and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

It is able to help individuals with the cost of items that enhance the person’s mobility, independence or quality of life. This may include items such as a wheelchair, stairlift, specialised computer equipment, music lessions and bathroom adaptations.

Grants range from £100 to £5,000.

To apply: either complete the on-line application form or download an application form. All applications must be supported by a thrid party such as a social worker or healthcare professional.

www.bhcfoundation.org.uk

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.

Community Meeting

NEW KULO SMILEY FACE PINKCalling all residents who live in Knowsley that are passionate about disability issues, carers rights, older peoples concerns.

Our next Knowsley User Led Organisation resident group meeting will take place on Thursday 26th March 10 – 12pm at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living, Unit 11 Brickfields (off Ellis Ashton Street) Huyton L36 6HY.

All residents are very welcome to attend.

If you would like to know more information about our community group contact our Angela Cornwall (chairperson) on 07501 653 984.

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.

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