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A Feel Good Event for the New Year

ignite your lifeTake part in a  FREE feel good event for the new year in Knowsley with Wellbeing Enterprises.

You’ll explore simple and easy ways to help improve your well being and how to turn bad days into good ones using the power of laughter and singing!

Get along to any of  these free events and help beat those January blues with Wellbeing Enterprises.

Friday 29 January, 10.30am-1pm Knowsley Village Hall, School Lane, L34 9EN
Wednesday 3 February, 1 – 3.30pm Southdene Community Centre, Broad Lane Kirkby L32 9PQ
Thursday 18 February, 10.30am-1pm Mosscroft Community Centre, Longview Drive Huyton L36 6EA

To book a place or to find out more call Wellbeing Enterprises on 01928 589799 or visit www.wellbeingenterprises.org.uk

Cooking Sessions at the CIL

KULO COOKERY POSTER_2016Our group members at the Knowsley User Led Organisation will be hosting free Cookery Sessions in 2016.

Our sessions will take place every Monday from 10 – 12pm at the Centre for Independent Living (CIL), Huyton and are available to anyone who lives in Knowsley.

“I can’t wait to start, I just need some new ideas for things to make and knowing what healthy choices I can make to the food I prepare.  I like cooking for myself but I get tired of making and eating the same old things”, say’s Drew, who has booked a place for the weekly cooking sessions.

Our Cookery Sessions are fully accessible and inclusive and will take place in the CIL showroom kitchen area, which has been designed for people with a wide range of disabilities.

With limited places available, we’d like to continue to make these sessions happen at the centre throughout March and April 2016.

To book a place, please contact Jim on 07712 889 302 and don’t forget if you have any access requirements to enable you to take part, let us know.

No culinary experience is necessary!

Buying Continence Products in Knowsley

If you live in Knowsley or have a  Knowsley GP you can buy additional continence products directly from the Centre for Independent Living.

At Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living (CIL) they have a wide range of branded continence products that can be purchased were told at very competitive prices from Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.

They also offer a FREE and discreet delivery service of continence products, either to your home or your nearest doctor’s surgery or medical centre – where ever is convenient and best for you.

For more information call 0151 244 4380, or simply visit the Centre for Independent Living, Unit 11, Brickfields, Huyton Business Park L36 6HY.

(If you place a call after 4.30pm please leave them a message with your name, full address including postcode and your contact telephone number and they will contact you the following day) or email ringback@5bp.nhs.uk with your details and we will contact you.

Sew far Sew Good

KULO SEWING POSTER_2016Looking to learn something new in 2016, sew why not join us every Wednesday from 10 – 12pm at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living for some creative sewing workshops.

The Knowsley User Led Organsation (KULO) will be running a series of FREE sewing sessions every week in 2016.

Jim Jamieson, KULO chairperson said “Our sessions are back due to public demand! It’ll be a good start to the new year, a great way to meet new people and you’ll also discover the range of support and services available at the Centre for Independent Living”.

No matter what your ability, help is on hand – only if you need it – and you’ll get to make some unique items for you and your home including a funky cotton carrier bag, colorful draft excluder and lot’s more!

Take part and join in, plus all materials are supplied for FREE  as well as a cuppa or two and some good company!

If you’d like more information call Jim on 07712 889 302 or Nancie 07715 392 158 email:

All welcome!

Knowsley Centre for Independent Living is located at Unit 11, Brickfields, Huyton Business Park, Huyton,
Knowsley L36 6HY

FREE Autism Training for Parents & Carers

Flyer - Autism AwarenessAutism Awareness training will take place at Stephenson Resource Centre, Rainhill on 27 & 28 January 2016.

This 2 day workshop covers the intermediate skills and knowledge required by carers & practitioners who have frequent or intensive contact with people with autism or those who spend little time but have high impact on outcomes for people with autism, such as a proportion of staff in all teams and services.

This training is for staff, carers and other professionals working with adults with learning disabilities and/or Autistic Spectrum Condition. This training is free of charge to Parents & Carers. 

You’ll learn:

– to  identify the range of behaviours of  Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).
– see the world from the person with ASC’s point of view and how that creates the difference in how they respond to the world.
– understand the general principles about effective strategies – communication, environments, activity and  reduce stress.

For more information or to book call Learning Disability Training Alliance 0151 495 5302.

Personal Development Programme for Young People

Leaflets (back)National Charity, Tomorrow’s People run a free10 week confidence & motivation course called ‘Working It Out’ exclusively for unemployed 16 – 24 year olds.

‘Working It Out’ is a mix of personal development alongside team building, making friends, community/voluntary work experience, CV building, job search mock Interviews and accredited courses in Health & Safety, First Aid and Customer Service

Any person aged 16 – 24 who is not in employment, education or training is eligible, and will receive £40 weekly reimbursement of expense and also a 24/7 city bus pass.

The next ‘Working It Out’ programme starts on Tuesday 19 January 2016. For more info contact Eddy & Hannah on 0151 228 6557.

Access in Knowsley

Access at the CILIt mightn’t look much, but this raised kerb (white arrow) means that a wheelchair user can get in and out of a taxi or car safely and easier at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living.

Thanks to our board member Jim Jamieson for raising this access issue, which resulted in a car/taxi drop off zone, with accompanying raised kerb to enable wheelchair users to get out of taxis/cars more independently, with dignity and importantly, safely.

We are a realistic & we know these are few & far between but we need more public places/buildings to follow suit and just see things from a different perspective.

If you have an accessibility issue – get in touch with us!

Knowsley Carers Coffee Morning with Healthwatch

Carers Coffee Morning KnowsleyHealthwatch Knowsley are hosting a Carers Drop-In Coffee Morning on Tuesday 1 December & Thursday 7 January 10.30 – 12pm at the Old School House, St Johns Road Huyton.

The coffee morning is for Carers to meet with Healthwatch Knowsley & Knowsley Council to discuss and share issues & concerns faced by Carers.

This is another opportunity for our Carers across Knowsley to have your voice heard and share your experiences.

For more info contact Healthwatch Knowsley 0151 449 3954 or email:

lee-ann.danton@healthwatchknowsley.co.uk and transport is available to get you there and back – just ask!

FREE Training from MPIP

Merseyside Joint Training Partnership Programme have places remaining for a diverse range of training workshops designed for self advocates as well as parents and unpaid carers.

Methods of Communication – Kathy Fearns
When: Wednesday 2nd December 2015 Time: 10.00am till 4pm
Venue: Salvation Army Walton

Makaton – Heidi Kenworthy
When: Monday 7th December 2015 Time: 10am till 3pm
Venue: Salvation Army Walton

Autism & Behaviour that Challenge – Steve McGuinness
When: Wednesday 9th December 2015 Time: 10.00am till 4pm
Venue: Salvation Army Walton

If you would like to book onto an event please contact Merseyside Joint Training Partnership, Merseyside Partners in Policymaking on 0151 287 7977 or email: mpip@btconnect.com

Care Act Info Session

Carers information sessionKnowsley Carers Centre will be hosting an information session about the carers assessment as part of the Care Act.

As part of Carers Rights Day 2015, the session takes place on Friday 20 November from 10 – 2pm.

Carers will be joined by representatives from other local agencies, including Knowsley Disability Concern who will be speaking about direct payments.

Knowsley Carers Centre urge carers to attend if you are considering or are applying for a carers assessment in Knowsley.

Lunch will be provided and spaces are limited. Contact Iain on 0151 549 1412.

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