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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.

Exercise for over 55’s

Exercise programme for over 55sHere’s news of a brand new FREE exercise programme exclusively for Knowsley residents aged 55 plus.

Delivered by Knowsley Falls and Wellbeing Service, the exercise programme is designed to strengthen muscles and bones, as well as improve your balance and mobility.

If you would like to find out more call the Falls and Wellbeing Service on 0151 244 3362.

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!

British Heart Foundation Coffee Morning

Heart 2. jpgA coffee morning will be held at St Michael’s Church Hall, Bluebell Lane Huyton on Friday 6th Feb to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Family worker Angela McCormick tells us that The British Heart Foundation charity is very close to her. Everyone is very welcome to attend with tea & coffee will be served in safety travel mugs, have your nails painted and there’s a fab play area for the kids.

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

 

Knowsley Health Forums

Your say customer transport in knowsleyKnowsley Health Forums are a great place to find out what’s on as well as what services and opportunities are available to residents in Knowsley.

Run by Knowsley’s Community Health Development Team Health forums take place in Prescot, Huyton and Halewood and residents are welcome to attend.

The next Health Forums are:

20th February Huyton – Huyton One stop shop 1:30-3pm

27th February Prescot- Tesco Prescot community room 1-3pm

6th March Halewood – The Halewood Centre (first floor meetings rooms) 1-3pm

For more info call Clare Rose on 0151 244 4383

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