A Beginner’s Guide..

pasNow this looks like a really useful course to equip YOU or anyone you may know now, or for the future.

A Beginner’s Guide to Employing Personal Assistants. The added bonus is that the course is FREE!

It takes place Tuesday 10th December – 10:30am to 3:30pm at The Joseph Lappin Centre, Old Swan Liverpool.

Who should attend? Disabled people/family carers, or those who are or thinking about employing a PA either now or in the future.

This one-day workshop to help guide you through the process of employing a personal assistant, what to do when they are working for you as well as helping you to understand your responsibilities as an employer and your legal obligations.

If you are interested please email or call 0151 282 8020 to book or find out more.

Be On Your Guard


Please be on your guard against cold callers offering health checks in your home.

An elderly resident was visited by two people carrying what he believed to be NHS identification badges and offering him a health check. He was charged £25.

Please be aware that NHS health checks are available for FREE for Knowsley residents who meet certain criteria.

The checks aim to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia.
The checks – which are not conducted in the home – are available to everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors. They will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

Patients must live in Knowsley and/or have a Knowsley GP. Further information is available on 0800 032 5821.

Get Cosy with Healthwatch

warm with healthwatchHealthwatch Knowsley invite you to get prepared for Winter this Friday 29th November 10.00 – 12pm at St Aloysius Social Club, Crosswood Crescent, Huyton L36 2QE

Knowsley Council’s Energy Efficiency Officer, Energy Advice Volunteer Coordinator at Knowsley CVS, Care & Repair and the Falls Team at 5 Boroughs Partnership will be there  to give you practical advice and information to help you during the cold winter months.

If you would like to attend please contact Lee Ann on 0151 449 3954 or email

Don’t forget Healthwatch Knowsley can help with transport to get you there – just ask!

Sweet Treat with the Carers

Carers sweet treeKnowsley Carer’s Centre are offering residents a chance to take part in their FREE weekly Craft Classes. Every Monday 1pm  –  3pm at The Knowsley Carers Centre, Bewley Drive Kirkby.

Go on, have a go at making one of these tasty sweetie tree’s.

For more info give the friendly team a call on 0151 549 1412


Everyone is Welcome at the Sewing Cafe

sewing cafeLearn how to sew, knit, crochet at the Sewing Cafe – every Thursday 10 – 12pm in Stockbridge Village.

Everyone is welcome to join in – all materials are supplied FREE, just bring yourself!

Pop into The Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre, The Withens L28 1AB and join in!

A Bit of a Do!

Autism xmas mealAutism and Asperger Union are having a bit of a social get together over at the Huyton Suite Friday 6th December.

Why don’t you join them for a delicious three course Christmas meal from 6pm till late. Tickets are priced at just £5

Places are limited so do be quick and book by emailing David from the Autism & Asperger Union

Prescot’s Switch On

prescot at ChristmasIt’s FREE fun for all the family at Prescot’s big Christmas light switch on event Saturday, 30 November 2013.

From 3pm onwards, with lots to see and do for families with a FREE Christmas Grotto – do wrap up well and stick around until 5pm when the lights are officially switched on!

Warm Home Discount Scheme

warmer homesYou could get £135 discount on your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme (benefit eligibility applies).

It’s well worth going through the checklist to see if you qualify

Care & Repair Wheelchair Hire

care and repair wheelchair hireThe Care & Repair Team offer residents exclusive hire of wheelchairs to suit every need.

Get in touch with the friendly team on 0151 548 6668 or just pop into the Centre for Independent Living (CIL) Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, Brickfields just off Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton L36 6HY

Marvellous Moonbeams

moonbeams lending libraryNeed a loan? Local parents support & activity group Moonbeams have a fantastic lending library resource available to parents and children from Knowsley.

They’ve a whole series of books to help develop awareness and understanding of specific impairments, books to help promote positive attitudes to disability and books which are more generally about acceptance and respecting differences. Call Yvonne at Moonbeams on 07403 348 849.

Also Moonbeams After-School club starts back on Monday 18th November 2013 at The Robins Children’s Centre, Huyton for ages 5 & above. Please call Yvonne at Moonbeams for more info.

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