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Local Heroes & Distant Voices

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.

As part of the national centenary Huyton & Kirkby Galleries, Knowsley Park Centre for Learning and Prescot Museum are joining in with the events commemorating this epic period with a fascinating new exhibition,‘Local Heroes, Distant Voices’.

The exhibition presents the fascinating stories of individual soldiers, and we have so many to tell that they wouldn’t all fit into one venue!

The exhibition will open simultaneously in Huyton Gallery and Knowsley Park Centre for Learning in February and then move to Kirkby Gallery and Prescot Museum in August, so as to show and commemorate more stories and local histories as part of the exhibition.

The exhibition tells the personal stories of Knowsley servicemen, women and individuals affected by war from the late 19th Century onward, covering military conflicts up to present day.

For further information please contact Knowsley Leisure & Culture Development Service on 0151 443 5617.

Carers! Make it a Date with Healthwatch

Coffee Morning Mental HealthHealthwatch Knowlsey’s up and coming coffee morning will take place Tuesday 21st January 2014 10am—12noon at St Aloysius Social Club, Huyton, L36 2QE.

Jan Box from Knowsley Carers Centre will be coming along to the coffee morning with members of the Carers Vision Group, who are a group of local carers in Knowsley who have all had experience of caring for people who have a wide range of needs.

The Carers have all taken part in a course to help deliver carer awareness training to health and social care staff throughout Knowsley to influence the way health and social care staff engage with carers and the way in which services are delivered.

The Carers Centre will also be talking about some of the services and activities that are available to carers in Knowsley.

If you are a carer and would be interested in coming along to the coffee morning contact Lee-Ann on 0151 449 3954 or email: lee-ann@healthwatchknowsley.co.uk

Saturdays Are Super in Knowsley

super saturdays_kuloTake part in weekly Super Saturday workshops for disabled children & young people in Knowsley.

Children and young people (6-19yrs) are invited every Saturday to get involved in fun and creative activities. From story telling, imaginary play, music and movement, cookery & messy play.

Delivered by Knowsley’s Leisure & Culture Services working in partnership with Short Breaks, Super Saturdays are also an exciting opportunity for children & young people across Knowsley to try something new and meet new friends.

With two sessions available in Huyton and Kirkby.

Morning session: 10 – 1 pm Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park, Longview Drive, Huyton L36 6EG

Afternoon session: 2 – 5pm Westvale Community Centre, Richard Hesketh Dr, Kirkby  L32 0TZ

Parents/carers need to book a place by registering with katy.mcloughlin@knowsley.go.uk or Danielle.hogan@knowsley.gov.uk

Please note there is a £2 weekly charge per session. For further information call Katy McLoughlin on 0151 443 5749.

Knowsley’s Falls Team are here for you

Falls Team_KULOThey are a preventative local service focused on promoting the health, safety and well-being of people in Knowsley aged 55 and over.

They aim to ensure that high in quality preventative advice and treatment is delivered to older people who fall or are at risk of falling.

Did you know around 1 in 3 adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls.

Most falls do not result in serious injury, but there is a risk of problems such as broken bones.

Falls can also have an adverse psychological impact on elderly people. For example, after having a fall some people can lose confidence, become withdrawn and may feel as if they have lost their independence.

You can access this free service if:

  •  you are 55 years or older
  • Registered with a Knowsley GP
  • Or if you have  fallen in the past 12 months or  afraid of falling

You are eligible for a home visit by one of our team members. If you would like to get in touch with the team call 0151 244 3362.

Training and Learning with Mode

mode_KULOCalling young people aged between 16 – 18yrs! Have you always wanted to be a record producer or DJ?

Give Mode Training a call on 0151 709 4640 or email recruitment@modetraining.co.uk

Who are they?

Mode is a Liverpool-based work-based learning provider helping people develop their skills to recognised certified standards www.modetraining.co.uk

Visual Impairment Service Knowsley

VI_KULOThe Bradbury Fields Services for Visually Impaired people in Knowsley is based at The Centre For Independent Living  (CIL).

The team operate a borough wide service including registration, rehabilitation, information and advice to people who are severely sight impaired (blind) and sight impaired (partially sighted) to anyone within Knowsley.

A General Assessment is carried out, usually in the person’s home, to assess anyone who has a serious visual impairment. Following on from this assessment, rehabilitation and advice can be given to help you with:

Mobility – getting around

Independent Living skills – helping you to continue doing your everyday things

Communication skills

For further information contact the team Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm 0151 244 4094.

Please note this service does offer assessments out of these hours to accommodate your needs.

Want to Act Up?

Acting upWhy not give this a go! Acting Up is an inclusive Drama Group for young people (12-25yrs) with disabilities at the River Alt Resource Centre, Huyton L36 3YE.

The group meet every Tuesday 5.30 – 7.30pm at The Youthy, The River Alt Resource Centre, Huyton L36 3YE.

For more info please contact Katy McLoughlin 0151 443 5749 or email: Katy.McLoughlin@knowsley.gov.uk

Please note: there is a small entry fee charge of just £1

Training with Daisy Inclusive UK

Training-17th-Jan-2014-723x1024Daisy Inclusive UK will be delivering a FREE training course for parents & carers: Disability & Visual Awareness Training, 10 – 12.30pm Friday 17th January 2014.

Places are limited, to book your place call Daisy Inclusive UK on 0151 220 2319 or email: info@daisyuk.com

 

Get Ready Set and Go this New Year

LI4 Sports sessuions_KULOFeeling sporty this new year? Local Knowsley community group L14 invites all 14 – 26 year old’s with disabilities to take part in FREE inclusive & accessible sports activities.

The FREE fun and interactive sports sessions take place every Friday 5-7pm at The Gate Community Centre, Princess Drive Huyton L14 9NQ.

Please call Merseyside’s Fire Support Network on 0151 296 4351 or email: fsnteam@merseyfire.gov.uk to book your place first.

A New Year Health MOT

health-checkThis new year the KPAC team invite you to take part in their FREE Health Checks across Knowsley.

If you are aged between 40 – 74 and live in Knowsley or have a Knowsley GP (other eligibility applies) then you may be entitled to a FREE NHS Health Check.

The 20 minute check includes cholesterol, BMI, lifestyle, blood pressure as well as diabetes.  Graham from KPAC added “If you were to pay for this privately, it would cost you over £120! However, if you are eligible you can have a health check and it won’t cost you a penny.”

The KPAC Team have set up a brand new Health Check Community Clinic at The Kirkby Walk-in Centre, St Chad’s Drive Kirkby. The next clinic will start 14th January 2014. If you would like to take part and give yourself a Health MOT please book an appointment. Call 0151 481 0047.

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