PPE items available to Sefton-based charitable organisations

Sefton CVS still has a supply of PPE equipment available to support Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations based in Sefton delivering services to local residents.

PPE equipment currently available includes;
– Face shields
– Face masks

– Hand sanitiser
– Medical gloves
– Hand wash
– Biohazrard waste bags

As changes to Government COVID-19 guidelines are implemented over the upcoming weeks, PPE equipment will still be available for those wanting to continue with infection control measures.

PPE items can be collected from our office at Burlington House on Wednesday’s between 9am – 5pm.

If your group or organisation are in need of PPE items please email communications@seftoncvs.org.uk.
We will respond to requests as soon as possible. Please include contact information and details of any specific items you require, as well as approximate pick up time.

Please note the distribution of PPE equipment will be on a first come, first serve basis whilst stocks last.

Job Vacancy: Home-Start Southport & Formby Office Coordinator (Part-time) – Closing Friday 13 August 2021

Employer: Home-Start Southport & Formby
Job title: Office Co-ordinator
Hours of work: 18 hours per week worked flexibly with the job-share Administrator over 3 days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 pa pro rata (dependent on experience) + 7% pension
Responsible to: Manager
Location: Premier House, Wight Moss Way, Southport. PR8 4HQ.

Due to retirement we are now looking to recruit an experienced Office Co-ordinator, who can
provide first class support with administration and finance, to ensure the smooth running of
the scheme.

Home-Start is the leading family support charity and we understand that our success is driven
by our people. Home-Start Southport & Formby employ highly skilled professionals from a
variety of backgrounds that share a common set of goals. We look out for talented individuals
that:
Are enthusiastic and energetic
Work to exceed expectations
Want to make a broader contribution to the organisation
Like to get their sleeves rolled up
Have a sense of humour!
In return, we can offer you a supportive working environment that gives you the freedom to
develop your skills, with the support required to achieve your full potential.

Essential Criteria:
• Administration skills and experience
• Knowledge and experience of Quick-Books system
• Proficient at using Microsoft Office suite, including MS Team
• Knowledge and use of case management systems
• High standards of practice and presentation at work
• Effective communication skills: written, verbal and telephone
• Ability to prioritise
• Knowledge/experience of recruitment procedures for staff and volunteers

The hours of work are 18 hours (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, worked flexibly as a job share
with the other Administrator).

A DBS will be required.

Downloads:
Job Description
Personal Specification
Application Guidance
Application Form
Diversity & Monitoring Form

Please email all completed application forms and Diversity & Monitoring forms to: admin@homestartsouthport.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 13 August 2021
Interview date: Thursday 26 August 2021

For more information about Home-Start Southport & Formby visit: www.homestart-southportandformby.org.uk

The Access To Food Initiative 2021

ABOUT THE INITIATIVE

As with previous years, Sefton CVS are working in partnership with Sefton Council to coordinate a network of community venues and local organisations to offer children, young people and families access to food during the school holidays, especially those who would normally be in receipt of free school meals during term time.

The Access To Food initiative is available to all regardless of income throughout the school holidays, and we hope this offer will complement the service being provided by Sefton Council’s Family Wellbeing Centres in the South, Central and North localities.

Download the poster here

SOUTH SEFTON

The Inclusion Network
Augustine Park
200 King Avenue, L20 0BY
07816222807 / 07502395442 (Jade)

Weeks commencing
19th / 23rd July and 2nd / 9th / 16th / 23rd August 2021


Mondays 11am-2pm
Tuesdays 11am-2pm
Wednesdays 11am-2pm
Thursday 11pm-2pm

CENTRAL SEFTON

Crosby Youth & Community Centre
58 Coronation Road,
Crosby, L23 5RQ
0151 932 1163 / 0151 920 7137

Weeks commencing 2nd / 9th / 16th / 23rd August 2021

Mondays 4pm-9pm
Thursdays 4pm – 9pm
PLEASE NOTE: Packed lunches also available for collection 10am-4pm Monday – Friday

SOUTHPORT (NORTH SEFTON)

Alchemy Southport
The Lodge, Mornington Road
Southport, PR9 0TS
01704 380047

Weeks commencing 2nd / 9th / 16th / 23rd August 2021

Tuesdays 2pm – 9pm
Wednesdays 4pm – 9pm
PLEASE NOTE: Packed lunches also available for collection 9am-5pm Monday – Friday

Alchemy Youth Bus at Devonshire Park
Devonshire Road
High Park, Southport, PR9 7BZ

Thursdays 1pm – 4.30pm


Compassion Acts
Join Compassion Acts for two weeks of FREE FUN this summer at the Summer Fest holiday club – for children
aged 7-11 years. Lunch and a light snack will be provided each day, alongside activities including sports, arts, crafts,
movies and Ice Cream Fridays!

Weeks commencing 16th / 23rd August 2021

Monday – Friday (Daily!) 10am-3pm

Locations
The Community Church, Ash Street PR8 6JH
Christ Church, Lord Street PR8 1AA
The Salvation Army, Shakespeare Street PR8 5AJ
Cornerstone Methodist Church, Marshside Road PR9 9TL

Register at www.gosummerfest.com or call 01704 264505


USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS:
Sefton Council (Switchboard) 0345 140 0845
South Sefton Foodbank Office 0151 933 1300
Southport Foodbank Office 01704 544419
Sefton CVS Main Office 0151 920 0726

Job Vacancy: Hospital Discharge Service Support Worker – Closing Friday 30th July 2021

Job Title: Hospital Discharge Service Support Worker
Grade: £20,750 per annum pro rata
Hours: 21 hours per week to be worked over 5 days
Contract: Fixed Term in the first instance – 31/06/2022
Location: Burlington House
Accountable to: Hospital Discharge Service Coordinator

The Hospital Discharge Team are looking for a dynamic and forward thinking person to join this brand new service, to help Sefton residents settle back home following a stay in hospital, and to help prevent readmission. The successful applicant must be passionate about tackling health inequalities, and have a person-centered approach which encourages these adults to set up a supportive network of family, friends, and neighbours, as well as in their wider community.

This is a rewarding role for anyone wishing to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of adults. You will liaise with Southport and Aintree Hospital wards, as well as the hospital social work teams, checking referrals are appropriate, and made in a timely manner to ensure a suitable discharge service can be provided.

The post will require you to conduct home visits as a lone worker. Experience in this field of work is desirable, along with excellent listening and communication skills. Your negotiation and leadership skills will enable you to deal confidently with clients. You will also liaise with a team of Volunteers and need to ensure the discharges are evenly distributed between them based on their availability and locality. You should be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team in order to manage this specialist area. Good planning and organisational skills are essential together with the ability to adapt quickly to meet the needs of different clients and daily discharges.

A willingness to travel throughout the borough of Sefton in order to get the job done is important.

The post is initially funded until 30 June 2022.

Downloads

Job Description & Person Specification (PDF)
Application Form (Word / PDF)
Guidance Notes (Word / PDF)
Diversity Monitoring Form (Word / PDF)
Criminal Convictions Declaration (Word / PDF)


Closing date for applications is Friday 30 July 2021
Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 August 2021

All completed applications and any enquiries to be sent to recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk

PH Holt Resilience Fund Now Open

PH Holt Foundation has opened a new £250,000 Resilience Fund specifically for Merseyside charities aiming to address the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon vulnerable or disadvantaged communities across the region.

The Resilience Fund seeks to support activities that enable people to access opportunities which improve their well-being and connectivity. Charities should already be working with people in one of the following priority areas :

  • Children and young people
  • Mental health support
  • Victims of domestic abuse

This is a one-off grant fund available to small and medium sized charities with a track record of delivering successful and effective programmes reaching those most in need. Existing or previous grant holders, and new applicants can apply for grants starting at £5,000 and which in exceptional cases can rise above £10,000 to a maximum grant of £20,000. Applications can be made at any time with decisions expected within 4-6 weeks from submission.

The Resilience Fund is time limited and will close once the allocation of funds is exhausted.

To find out more, read our full guidelines by downloading here 2021 PH Holt Resilience Fund Criteria

Applications must be made on our application form which can be accessed via 2021 PH Holt Resilience Fund Application Form

The Resilience Fund is operating outside of our main grant programme which is still open for grant applications.
Click here to apply to our main programme.

Job Vacancy: Strand by Me Community Wellbeing Coordinator – Closing 12noon, Monday 19 July 2021

Job Title: Strand by Me Community Wellbeing Coordinator
Grade: £24-26k (Dependent on Experience)
Hours: 35 hours per week (Full time)
Fixed Term in the first instance until 31/08/22
Location: Bootle Strand Shopping Precinct, Bootle
Accountable to: Chief Executive of Sefton CVS.

Job Purpose:
To provide overall day to day management of a friendly, inclusive and accessible community health and wellbeing information shop delivered from Strand by Me based in the Strand Shopping precinct, Bootle. The project will enable local residents to gain access to information, be signposted to and referred into local health and wellbeing services.

Downloads:

Job Description & Person Specification (Word / PDF)
Application Form (Word / PDF)
Guidance Notes (Word / PDF)
Diversity Monitoring Form (Word / PDF)
Criminal Convictions Declaration (Word / PDF)

The closing date for completed applications is 12noon, Monday 19 July 2021.
Interviews will take place Friday 23 July 2021.
All completed applications and any enquiries to be sent to recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk

PPE items available to Sefton-based charitable organisations

Sefton CVS still has a supply of PPE equipment available to support Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations based in Sefton delivering services to local residents.

PPE equipment currently available includes;
– Face shields
– Face Masks
– 500ml bottles of hand sanitiser
– 5-litre containers of hand sanitiser
(must be stored appropriately)
– Biohazrard waste bags

As changes to Government COVID-19 guidelines are implemented over the upcoming weeks, PPE equipment will still be available for those wanting to continue with infection control measures.

If your group or organisation are in need of PPE items please email communications@seftoncvs.org.uk.
We will respond to requests as soon as possible. Please include contact information and details of any specific items you require.

Please note the distribution of PPE equipment will be on a first come, first serve basis whilst stocks last.

Shaping Care Together; Have YOUR Say

Shaping Care Together is an engagement programme run by NHS leaders across West Lancashire, Formby and Southport, which seeks to ‘futureproof’ the NHS by looking at new ways of working and new ways of delivering services.

Shaping Care Together is about better care for patients and about using our money, staff, and buildings to maximum effect. It will prepare our local NHS to meet the challenges of the future – both those we know about and those that cannot be foreseen – delivering high-quality services that are affordable, efficient and, above all, safe.

How YOU can help

our views and opinions are a vital part of the programme, and we want you to feed in your ideas about how we can improve local health and care services. You can get involved straight away by submitting a survey response HERE or by sending an email to shaping.caretogether@nhs.net.

All your thoughts are important to us, but we would particularly like to hear your thinking on what we could do to improve the care provided to patients in some key areas. It’s all explained on the Shaping Care Together engagement website.

From asking your opinion about online appointments, to the running of Accident and Emergency, our questionnaire gives you the opportunity to have your say on what matters.

Please share your views with us at www.yoursayshapingcaretogether.co.uk and take our survey HERE. You can also get in touch via our email, shaping.caretogether@nhs.net

Shaping Care Together Focus Groups

Want to receive £100 for your group?

Your group or organisation is invited to attend a focus group, which should consist of 6-10 people. They will each last for 60-75 minutes, they will consist of a short presentation, followed by a general discussion about health care locally. Online focus groups are scheduled to be held week commencing 5th July.

Please email communications@seftoncvs.org.uk to register your interest or for more information.

Vision for the Future

The aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities, enabling people to live longer and healthier lives. We want to do this by creating and delivering safe, integrated, and sustainable services. Many of our hospital services were designed decades ago to respond to the health needs of the population at that time but they are not quite right to meet today’s challenges and expectations.

The NHS is always evolving as we make use of the latest technologies and clinical developments. So, from time to time, we need to take a careful look at the services we provide and the resources we have and look for the best ways of delivering care in the future. That’s where Shaping Care Together comes in. It does what it says on the tin. We want to hear what people really value about the NHS and what they think we can do better. There is so much support for what we do, but we are always looking to make improvements.

Living Well Sefton; Evaluation, Quality and Grants Officer – Closing Monday 12 July 2021

Job Title: Evaluation, Quality and Grants Officer
Salary: £27,090
Location: Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, L20 0LG

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week
Accountable to: Living Well Sefton Programme Manager

Job Purpose

To support the Living Well Sefton Team in evaluating the quality of work being delivered and the effectiveness of the Living Well Sefton programme in conjunction with delivering grants. The role will include; Monitoring and Evaluation, Quality assurance, Grants Co-ordination and Communications support.

Downloads

Job Description & Person Specification (Word / PDF)
Application Form (Word / PDF)
Guidance Notes (Word / PDF)
Diversity Monitoring Form (Word / PDF)
Criminal Convictions Declaration (Word / PDF)

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm, Monday 12 July 2021.
Interviews will take place Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 July.
All completed applications and any enquiries to be sent to recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk

Brighter Living Partnership; Activities Facilitator – High Park Project – Closing Friday 9 July 2021

Job Title:  Activities Facilitator – High Park project (maternity cover – minimum of 9 months)
Salary: £18,246.31 pro rata (£10,947)
Location: Southport Community Centre, Southport

Hours: 21 hours per week
Accountable to: Deputy Manager

Job Purpose

To support the development of the High Park project by working with the Community Organiser to develop a programme of activities that meets the needs of the local community and improves their health and wellbeing.

Downloads:

Job Description & Person Specification (Word / PDF)
Application Form (Word / PDF)
Guidance Notes (Word / PDF)
Diversity Monitoring Form (Word / PDF)
Criminal Convictions Declaration (Word / PDF)

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm, Friday 9 July 2021.
Interviews will take place Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 July.
All completed applications and any enquiries to be sent to recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk

Meet the Funder with WEA – Tuesday 29 June 2021

Meet the Funder: WEA ESF Community Grants Fund
Date: Tuesday 29 June 2021
Time: 2pm
Via Zoom Video call

Info: The ESF Community Grant Programme is already helping many people in the Liverpool City Region who face additional barriers in the workplace to improve their employability and gain employment.

Small grants of up to £20,000 are available across LCR to eligible organisations in the VCSE sector. Projects should look to develop and maintain participant connections to learning experiences. Project activity should support, maintain and improve participant employability and resilience. Activities should develop progression routes into employment, Further Education and training for participants .

All project activity must be within the current government COVID restrictions, but should include flexibility to adapt as and when those restrictions change in future months. The funding can help ALL who are out of work or economically inactive but especially those that:
– Have disabilities, learning difficulties or health conditions
– Are from ethnic minorities
– Are aged over 50

All eligible participants must be aged 19+ and live in the Merseyside or Halton area (this depends on which area the project is based).

Making Merseyside’s streets safer – Police Commissioner launches survey seeking views of women and girls about personal safety

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has today launched a survey to find out about how we can make the streets of Merseyside feel safer for women and girls.

The public consultation has been announced by Emily Spurrell to better understand the concerns of women across the region.  In our parks, on public transport, walking home from a night out in the city centre – the survey aims to gain a greater understanding of how safe women and girls feel when going about their daily lives across Merseyside, day and at night.

It asks if they have experienced sexual harassment and abuse, what makes them feel unsafe and what can be done to make them feel safer.

The lived experiences collected through the survey will be used to inform the activities and projects the Police Commissioner runs, including how she bids for cash from a number of Home Office funds, including Safer Streets 3 and a new pot focused on improving women’s safety in the night time economy. The findings will help to ensure the funding is targeted in the most effective way.

The Safer Streets Merseyside survey is live at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SaferStreetsMerseyside/

The consultation is the first stage in the Police Commissioner’s campaign to work with all community safety and criminal justice partners to eradicate Violence against Women and Girls.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell said: “All women and girls should feel safe in their own neighbourhood, in their local park, on public transport and while enjoying our region’s nightlife.

“Sadly that still isn’t the case and there are still too many places and situations where women and girls feel uncomfortable, scared and vulnerable when out and about. This is not an isolated or personal issue. It is an issue for all of us.

“Tackling violence against women and girls is one of my priorities and one of the first steps in the process of eradicating it is to listen to women and girls in our community to better understand how and when they feel intimidated and frightened and what we can do to make public spaces safer for them.

“While this survey won’t provide all the answers or be a quick fix, it is the start of a much wider conversation with women about the work I will undertake with partners across the region to reduce the violence, abuse and harassment women and girls face day in and day out and bring about long-lasting change.”

Emily added: “The tragic case of Sarah Everard in London has highlighted the unacceptable level of intimidation, harassment and fear too many women still experience on our streets. This has to stop.

“I am determined to make real, tangible improvements to make our region safer and respond to the fears of women and girls. I want as many women as possible to take this opportunity to speak out and tell me about their personal experiences and give me any suggestions they have about how we could make changes that will make Merseyside’s streets feel safer for them.

“By doing so, they will help me  to use the funds we can access from central government in the most targeted, effective way to have maximum impact. This may be practical fixes, such as better CCTV and street lighting or crime prevention initiatives, but it could also focus on cultural and attitudinal change through education.”

Merseyside Police’s Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley, said: “Merseyside Police is committed to working with our communities and partners to tackle violence against women and girls.

“On a daily basis we, continue to support women who are subjected to sexual harassment, or physical, or violent abuse, so we can identify offenders and make the streets safer for women who live and work in our communities.

“We as a society need to take a strong stance against such attacks and we completely understand the concerns of women who feel vulnerable. Women should be empowered to live their lives without fear of sexual objectification, harassment, or physical and mental abuse, but we can only achieve that by working together.

“If a woman does fall victim to sexual violence we and our partners will investigate and treat those who have been preyed upon with dignity and respect.

“We, and our partners, completely understand that recent events have brought the issue of serious violence against women and girls to the fore and we want to ensure women feel safe.

“We have a number of meetings throughout the year which look at the different aspects of violence against women and girls and this last week we brought those meetings together across one day to bring a real focus to the work we are doing; to examine the impact the ongoing work is having; and to identify where there is room for improvement and learning so together we can ensure we give confidence to the public and deliver an effective service for women, girls and men who are survivors of serious or sexual violence. 

“I believe this survey by the Police Commissioner will help us to better understand where and when women are most vulnerable and how we and our partners, can reduce violence against women and girls.”

The findings will be used to inform the Police Commissioner’s bid into the Safer Streets 3 bid, which has to be submitted by 15th July and additional funds offering money to make public places safer. They will also be shared with community safety and criminal justice partners to inform work they are doing to make our region’s streets safer.

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and is open until Friday 9th July 2021.

To take part please visit www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SaferStreetsMerseyside/

We recognise that this survey might trigger emotional discomfort and understand that thinking about these topics can be difficult.

If you feel you would benefit from support following this survey, a full list of all specialist services in Merseyside can be found at www.victimcaremerseyside.org

Meet the Funder with Arts Council England – Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Meet the Funder: Arts Council England
Date: Tuesday 22 June 2021
Time: 12noon – 1:30om
Via Zoom Video call

Info: This is an opportunity for you to find out more about what Arts Council England do and how you can apply for funding.

This session is mainly for first time applicants based in the North of England or those who may have never heard about the Arts Council before. The session will include:

  • An introduction to Arts Council England
  • Our main funding programme: National Lottery Project Grants
  • Our fund aimed at individual development: Developing your Creative Practice (DYCP)
  • How to get started with your application + top tips 
  • Questions & Answers session 

More details at: www.artscouncil.org.uk/

Reduce your risk of cervical cancer by getting screened

Health professionals in Sefton are supporting this Cervical Screening Awareness Week (14-20 June) by encouraging people to get screened when invited.

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are encouraging those aged 25 to 64 to have cervical screening to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer. The test detects human papillomavirus (HPV) and signs of early abnormal cells.

Dr Graeme Allan, Macmillan GP and primary care cancer lead at NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “Cervical cancer affects around 3,000 people in the UK every year.

“Being screened significantly reduces the risk of developing cervical cancer so it’s really important to make an appointment when invited.

“Spotting and treating signs of cervical cancer at an early stage is key to successful treatment, so being screened is not only very important, it saves lives.”

Dr Debbie Harvey, Macmillan GP at NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “Those aged 25 to 49 are offered screening every three years and 50 to 64-year-olds are every five years. When it’s time for your next screening, you should be sent a letter inviting you to make an appointment.

“It’s quick, simple and getting screened regularly helps find HPV early and abnormal cell changes before they become cancerous.

“Contact your GP if you think you may be overdue a test. Screening appointments can now be made with practice nurses and if it’s more convenient you can also book to have your screening with the 7 day GP service that operates evenings and weekends.

“These tests are one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from the risk of cervical cancer.”

Five million are invited for cervical cancer screening each year in the UK but many do not attend.

The best way to protect yourself from cervical cancer is by attending cervical screening when invited.

People who are registered at a local GP practice will receive a screening invitation letter in the post with information about how to book their appointment.

For more information on cervical cancer and what the screening test involves, please visit: www.nhs.uk/cervicalcancer.

To find out more about what to expect at your cervical screening appointment, watch this video:

Small Charity Week 2021; 14 – 17 June 2021

Small Charity Week is a campaign to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector.
The campaign is delivered by The FSI, NCVO, NAVCA, Local Giving and Small Charities Coalition, all passionate about the work of the Small Charity Sector.

The week is organised as a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the hundreds and thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities right across the UK and the rest of the world.

For Small Charity Week 2021 the daily themes are as follows:

With a number of webinars, events and activities, for all the information about what is happening nationally throughout the week please visit: www.smallcharityweek.com

Get involved across Social media too each day using the hashtags #SmallCharityWeek and #SmallButMighty
and don’t forget to tag @SCWeek2021 in your posts!

Supporting Small Charity Week in Sefton

Here in Sefton we will be running a Twitter campaign for #SmallCharityWeek and we want YOUR involvement too!
Share your own stories and content throughout the week and we’ll be retweeting and sharing information from your small charity on @SeftonCVS and use the hashtag #SeftonSmallCharities for local tweets!

Monday 14 June – #ILoveSmallCharities Day

NAVCA’s #ILoveSmallCharities Day is a chance to raise the profile of small charities by telling not just Sefton, but the world why they are so vital to our communities!

Take a photo or video holding one of NAVCA’s signs, telling us why you love small charities and then tweet it with us at 9:30am on Monday 14 June!

For more information and to download a sign to get involved visit: navca.org.uk/small-charities-week

Click the image above for more information about how to get involved and to download your NAVCA sign!

Tuesday 15 June – Big Advice Day

We will be sharing more information about upcoming Meet the Funder events being announced on Tuesday so be sure to check back then for more!

Meet the Funder with Arts Council England
Tuesday 22 June, 12noon – 1:30pm
Read more and book…

Meet the Funder with WEA (ESF Community Fund)
Tuesday 29 June, 2pm
Read more and book…

In the meantime our Group Development Team is always there to help with advice around your charities sustainability and funding. For more information and to speak to the team please email: groupdevelopment@seftoncvs.org.uk

Thursday 17 June – Fundraising Day

Are you a small charity in Sefton? We want to hear all about your upcoming fundraising events!

Thursday will be dedicated to sharing information and promotion upcoming fundraising events for small charities across Sefton. We will be sharing information throughout the day on our Twitter (@SeftonCVS) and here on our website too. If you’re sharing your own tweets be sure to tag us and use #SeftonSmallCharities.

If you have an upcoming fundraising event you’d like us to promote please email your info to: communications@seftoncvs.org.uk

Friday 18 June – Small Charity Big Impact Day!

During Big Impact Day we’ll be sharing insight into the impact Sefton CVS has had over the last year, particularly with partnership work. We also encourage all Sefton small charities to shout about their impact over the last 12 months too, we’ll be keeping track of social media and sharing all your stories of the vital work you do!

Volunteers Recognition Event – Volunteers Week 2021

Sefton Council for Voluntary Service and Volunteer Centre Sefton hosted an online event ‘A Time To Say Thanks’, in partnership with Sefton Council, to recognise the invaluable contribution volunteers across Sefton have made in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of Volunteers Weeks 2021.

The event was a chance to hear from local Voluntary, Community & Faith groups and volunteers who stepped up to support their communities when they were most needed!

We were joined by a number of groups and volunteers, who shared their insight into the response and mobilisation of volunteers from across the borough;

– NHS South Sefton CCG, Vaccination Volunteers
– Netherton Feelgood Factory, Befriending Volunteers
– South Sefton Foodbank, Foodbank Volunteering
– Formby AFC, Jab Cabs & Mobilisation in Formby & Ainsdale
– Brighter Living Partnership, Shopping Project in Southport

We also heard from volunteers working across Sefton, who shared their experiences volunteering over this past year and some of the positive impacts their work has had on not only the individuals they’ve supported but personally too.

A special thanks to the The High Sheriff of Merseyside Nigel Lanceley DL FCA and The Worshipful The Mayor of Sefton Cllr Clare Louise Carragher for attending to share their own thank you to volunteers. Thanks also to Sefton Council Chief Executive Dwayne Johnson for attending the event.

You can hear more from guest speaker Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing, about the impact of volunteers on our communities in Sefton.




The Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership

The Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership is a collective of over 230 local and national organisations with the shared aim to improve the timeliness, quality and relevance of support to those who most need it in an emergency.  The partnership connects 30 national organisations and over 200 local organisations in this shared endeavour enabled by a small national and regional secretariat.  At a local level, if an organisation, statutory agency, or community is having trouble meeting a need then the local partner is able to connect to regional and national colleagues to try to source the help – during the Covid-19 pandemic this has ranged from sourcing PPE, technology and food parcels to building volunteer capacity.  To find out more: https://vcsep.org.uk/about-us.

The Partnership is now looking at ways to learn from the pandemic and make recommendations at local, regional and national levels.  As part of this we are looking at the experiences of equality, diversity and inclusion across marginalised communities in order to learn from these, build better representation into future work and make recommendations to partners. We would be grateful if you would be prepared to spend 15-20 minutes taking part in a short interview to tell us about your organisation and community/ies and your experiences over the last 12-18 months.  For every interview we will be looking to make a contribution of a £100 to your organisation  to cover or your time and involvement.

To book your interview please call:  Lancashire BME Network on 01254 392974 or email Raeesah.patel@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk

NHS 111 is here for you this bank holiday weekend

GPs in Sefton are encouraging residents to contact NHS 111 first if they need urgent medical advice and support over the May bank holiday weekend (29-31 May).

People who need urgent health care across Sefton are being asked to contact NHS 111, which is staffed by trained professionals and clinicians, who will direct people to the most appropriate health service.

Use NHS 111 either online by visiting www.111.nhs.uk or by calling 111 if you do not have access to the internet. It is fast and simple and the easiest way to be sign posted to the right service that you or a loved one needs. This could be a local pharmacy, GP or a walk-in centre. In an emergency, you should call 999.

Dr Rob Caudwell, GP and chair of NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “NHS 111 is there any time to advise you how to safely manage your condition at home, or direct you to the right health service for your needs, which may include a local walk-in centre, GP, pharmacy or hospital.

Dr Rob Caudwell, chair at NHS Southport and Formby CCG

“If you are assessed as needing to attend a hospital, you will get a timed appointment at a hospital emergency department. Remember, in a life-threatening medical emergency such as loss of consciousness, stroke or serious injury, you should always call 999 straight away.”

Dr Craig Blakey, GP and urgent care lead for NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “The NHS is coming under immense pressure as restrictions are eased and residents need to access health care. 

“We are still here for you and 111 is vital in ensuring that you are guided to the right service you need whilst helping to ease pressure on our vital health services.“

You can use NHS 111 either by visiting the website 111.nhs.uk or by calling 111.

You can also find trusted advice about hundreds of health conditions on NHS.uk and the NHS app which provides secure access to a range of NHS services.

For anyone experiencing life-threatening illnesses or injuries like stroke, heart attack or loss of consciousness, continue to dial 999 right away. 

For detailed information on health services including pharmacy times over the weekend please visit the CCG websites: southseftonccg.nhs.uk  / southportformbyccg.nhs.uk

You can also check @NHSSSCCG or @NHSSFCCG on Twitter, or ring NHS 111.

Eligible Sefton residents urged to get COVID vaccine as soon as possible

Health professionals are working with Sefton Council to encourage residents to book their vaccinations as soon as they are eligible to help protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19. 

After some recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the area, local GPs are advising that vaccination is the most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our communities. Their message to residents who are eligible is to ‘get vaccinated to protect their community’.

As well as previously eligible groups, those who are aged 34 and over before 1 July are now able to book their vaccinations by calling 119 or visiting the national booking service website.

Dr Rob Caudwell, local GP and chair of NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “The best action we can take in the fight against COVID-19, and any of the variants of the disease, is to get those people who are eligible vaccinated quickly and safely.”

“If you haven’t yet booked your vaccination, even if you are in any of the earlier cohorts, it’s not too late to get in touch and get booked in. Call 119 or visit the national booking service online.”

Dr Pete Chamberlain, local GP and chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “As well as encouraging people to get vaccinated when they are eligible, we can also fight the spread of the virus by getting tested regularly.”

“Everyone regardless of vaccination status should continue to practice social distancing measures as lockdown restrictions ease to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Sefton.”

Margaret Jones, Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “Vaccination is the best protection we have against COVID-19 and new variants. I would urge everyone who is offered a jab to get vaccinated and then to make sure they go along for their second follow-up appointment to ensure they gain maximum immunity from the virus.”

Anyone eligible can book their vaccination by calling 119 or visiting the national booking service website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19. There are a number of vaccination centres across Merseyside that anyone eligible can make appointments with, including nine pharmacies in Sefton based in Ainsdale, Bootle, Formby, Litherland, Seaforth, Southport and Waterloo.

Residents are also being reminded to keep practicing ‘Hand. Face. Space. Fresh air’ as well as getting tested regularly to help limit the spread of the virus. 

New mobile drive-through test centres have also been set up locally around the Formby area, where cases of the Indian variant of the virus have been recorded. 

Anyone aged over 16 who lives, works or studies in Formby, or who has recently visited Formby in the last two weeks is encouraged to attend one of these test centres with no appointment needed. They are located at Deansgate Park in Formby, Ainsdale Hope Centre for Learning on Sandringham Road, and there will be a walk-through test centre at Sefton Professional Development Centre (PDC) on Park Lane.

There are also pop up sites at Formby and Freshfields rail stations until Friday 21 May open between 9am and 4pm and offering PCR tests to people without COVID-19 symptoms.

Sefton also has two SMART test sites for people without symptoms, at Bootle Leisure Centre and at Splash World in Southport. Rapid home test kits can be collected from all of Sefton’s pharmacies, from Bootle Town Hall and Splash World in Southport, with no appointments needed.

Kits can also be collected from walk-through local test centres opposite Bootle Town Hall and at Crosby Library Car Park, Netherton Activity Centre and Southport Town Hall with no appointments needed.

Keep up to date with COVID-19 testing in Sefton, on the Sefton Council website at www.sefton.gov.uk/covid-19-in-sefton/covid-19-testing/coronavirus-testing 

Rapid test kits can be ordered online at www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests. If you have COVID-19 related symptoms you will need a PCR test rather than a lateral flow test and you can organise this at: www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

Follow the CCG twitter accounts for regular updates @NHSSSCCG @NHSSFCCG 

Government Covid-19 Roadmap – Latest Changes 17th May 2021

Roadmap out of lockdown

From 8 March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s four-step Roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life.

Step 3 – not before 17 May

Social contact

As part of Step 3, no earlier than 17 May, the government will look to continue easing limits on seeing friends and family wherever possible, allowing people to decide on the appropriate level of risk for their circumstances.

This means that most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors will be lifted – although gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal. Indoors, the Rule of 6 or 2 households will apply – we will keep under review whether it is safe to increase this.

As soon as possible and by no later than Step 3, we will also update the advice on social distancing between friends and family, including hugging. But until this point, people should continue to keep their distance from anyone not in their household or support bubble.

Business and activities

Most businesses in all but the highest risk sectors will be able to reopen. In all sectors, COVID-Secure guidance will remain in place and businesses may not cater for groups bigger than the legal limits. Indoor hospitality will reopen – and as in Step 2, venues will not have to serve a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks; nor will there be a curfew. Customers will, however, have to order, eat and drink while seated.

Other indoor locations to open up in Step 3 include indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas and children’s play areas; the rest of the accommodation sector, including hotels, hostels and B&Bs; and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes. The government will also allow some larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number), and in outdoor venues with a capacity of 4,000 people or half-full (whichever is a lower number). In the largest outdoor seated venues, where crowds can be spread out, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend (or a quarter-full, whichever is lower).

Events

Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions and wakes, as well as funerals. This limit will also apply to other types of significant life events including bar mitzvahs and christenings.

Review of social distancing

Finally, before Step 4 begins, the government will complete a review of social distancing and other long-term measures that have been put in place to cut transmission. This will inform decisions on the timing and circumstances under which the rules on 1 metre plus, the wearing of face coverings and other measures may be lifted. This will also inform guidance on working from home – which should continue wherever possible until this review is complete.


Changes already in place from the 12th April

Business and activities

Step 2, which will be no earlier than 12 April, will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.

Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at Step 2 and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

Events

While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.

COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021

Changes already in place from the 29th March

Social contact

The evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors. And this is why from 29 March, when most schools start to break up for the Easter holidays, outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

Business and activities

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.

Travel

The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place. People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad will not be allowed, given it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme. The government has launched a new taskforce to review global travel which will report on 12 April.

For further information visit; www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary

Update from Green Sefton regarding 29th March changes; mysefton.co.uk/2021/03/25/green-sefton-outdoor-spaces-changes-from-monday-29th-march-2021-in-line-with-government-roadmap/


Changes already in place from 8th March

Education

In Step 1, our priority is to ensure that all children and students return safely to face-to-face education in schools and colleges from 8 March. Childcare and children’s supervised activities can also resume where necessary to enable parents to work or engage in similar activities. We are introducing twice-weekly rapid testing for secondary and college pupils – in addition to regular testing for all teachers – to reduce the chance of the virus spreading in schools.

Higher Education students at English universities on practical courses can also return from 8 March.

Social contact

People will be allowed to leave home for recreation and exercise outdoors with their household or support bubble, if they are eligible for one, or with one person from outside their household. Care home residents will also be allowed one regular visitor.

Meet the Funder Session with P.H. Holt Foundation – 26th May 2021

Meet the Funder: P.H. Holt Foundation
Date: Wednesday 26th May 2021
Time: 10.00am
Via Zoom Video call

Info: The PH Holt Foundation, incorporating the Holt Education Trust, is an independent grant-maker supporting local communities, education, the arts, heritage and environment on Merseyside. The Foundation provides grants to small and medium sized registered charities and CIOs which have the capacity to change lives and to develop flourishing communities across MerseysideGrants are of varying sizes, usually for one year, and the majority fall under £10,000.

More details at: https://phholtfoundation.org.uk/

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 – ‘Walking for Good Mental Health’

Treasure Sefton

Sefton In Mind is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week, 10th May to 16th May 2021.
Please support us by going for a walk this week!


Walk by yourself or with friends, family or colleagues. Checkout our daily fact about why walking is good for your mental health. We will share one fact a day using our social media platforms. While you are out walking take time to look at what you can see. Sefton has many amazing places, and even in the most mundane of locations you can see beauty.

This image was taken by a botanist tin London who is photographing plants growing on the streets,through cracks in the pavement, or along walls. While you are out walking, take a moment to notice what intrigues you, what makes you smile.

This image was taken by a botanist in London who is photographing plants growing on the streets, through cracks in the pavement, or along walls.

While you are out walking, take a moment to notice what intrigues you, what makes you smile.

Walking is good for your health in so many different ways it:

  • Burns calories
  • Strengthens the heart
  • Can help lower your blood sugar
  • Eases joint pain
  • Boosts immune function
  • Boosts your energy
  • Improves your mood
  • Helps you think creatively.

Share your pictures of places or things you have seen in Sefton that makes you smile. We hope to use the images you send to us in an exhibition later in the year. Send you photos to treasuresefton@seftoncvs.org.uk or post them on social media tagging @SeftonHSCForum

Please share and encourage your colleges to take a Treasure Sefton Walk during Mental Health Awareness Week!

Get involved on social media using #SeftonInMind & #MHAW2021 or tag us @SeftonCVS & @LWSefton

Perinatal Groups in Sefton

Sefton now has a network of five Perinatal Support Groups as part of Improving Me – the Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Partnership.

The groups are based at Parenting 2000, Home Start Southport and Formby, SWAN Centre, the Feelgood Factory and Venus Centre and offer a variety of wellbeing support to mums and families.

The perinatal period means throughout pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday.

See below for more information on what is available at each group and click here to download the information.

GPs encourage people to take up their second Covid-19 vaccine

Health professionals at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are urging people to attend their appointments for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In Sefton over 154,000 people have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and those expecting their second dose are being asked to take up the offer as soon as they are invited at the same place they had their first. 

As we move into phase two of the vaccination programme Sefton’s GP-led vaccination services, run by groups of practices known as primary care networks, are concentrating on going back to those people they have vaccinated to offer second doses at local sites.

Dr Pete Chamberlain, local GP and chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “If you had your first dose at one of our GP vaccination sites and haven’t had your appointment for your follow up, don’t worry – we will contact you when it is time for your second.

“It is important to get both doses as the first dose of the vaccine offers good levels of protection but to get maximum protection everyone will need a second dose.”

Dr Rob Caudwell, local GP and chair at NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “If you had your first jab at a GP-led vaccination service, you will be contacted before the 12 weeks, we haven’t forgotten you.

“If you booked your vaccine via the national booking service and made your first and second dose appointments at the same time, please remember to check when your second dose appointment is and make sure you attend.”

They are also reminding people who have been vaccinated to ensure that they continue to keep following the rules around social-distancing and mixing with others. People, no matter what their vaccine status, are also urged to continue getting tested as restrictions are eased, to protect themselves and their loved ones. You can collect home test kits or book a test for COVID-19 at a local testing centre by visiting the Sefton Council website or calling 119.

The focus now for the GP led sites in Sefton is ensuring second doses of the vaccine are delivered and that no one is left behind.

It is therefore even more important that people aged 50 and above, health and care workers, people with an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk and anyone called for a second dose take up the offer now.

Those in the priority groups in phase two, which are the 18-49 year olds will be invited via the national booking service. When you are invited you can book online at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119. If you are over 42 and haven’t received a letter you can make an appointment via these channels without one. Otherwise please wait until you are contacted.

The NHS has been inviting those eligible for a jab by letter and text with GPs also calling some patients.

Text invitations appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’ and letters include a web link to click and reserve an appointment at a regional vaccine centre or a community pharmacy nearby.  

TravelSafe Partnership Survey: Safe Woman Project

The Travelsafe partnership are developing a ‘Safe Woman model’ for the public transport network in the City Region.

The TravelSafe Partnership is asking for people in the region to share their thoughts and complete a short survey below as part of the Partnership’s ‘Safe Women model’ for the Liverpool City Region public transport network.

The survey is completely anonymous and will help the TravelSafe Partnership to understand the social and economic impact of sexual harassment in the city region.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority; Youth Unemployment Survey

The House of Lords are holding an inquiry into youth unemployment and has invited the Metro Mayor and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to submit evidence.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority would like the young people of the Liverpool City Region to have their say so that you can influence and shape what we tell the House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee.

It is important that the feedback to the House of Lords committee is informed by the views and perceptions of the young people of our area.  They have developed  a short survey for young people to fill in, closing on Friday 30th April. 

The is also a focus group event on 29th April from 5pm to 6:30pm where young people will have the chance to share what they think.  Follow the link to register your place here. The event would be most suitable from young people from 14 to 19, extending up 25 for those with special educational needs and or disabilities. 

VS6 Partnerships – Liverpool City Region’s VCFSE Sector Metro Mayoral Hustings 2021

The VS6 Partnership will be hosting a VCFSE Mayoral Hustings event with the main party candidates on Tuesday 20th April 2021, 2pm – 4pm, ahead of the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor election on the 6th May 2021.

In partnership with the sector, we have produced a VCFSE sector manifesto that will be circulated ahead of the hustings, next week. The manifesto is based on a series of thematic assembly events held during 2020 and following consultation events that took place earlier this month on a draft manifesto. 

The Hustings is a chance for VCFSE organisations across the Liverpool City Region to ask questions to the candidates, and discuss what is important, not only to your organisation, but also the sector as a whole. This election is of particular importance as the need for a strong leader is of paramount importance as we face a difficult and uncertain future following the pandemic. The sector has shown great strength and resilience throughout the last year. However, going forward we need political support if we are to continue to protect the vulnerable and help our communities.

The Hustings will follow a question-and-answer style structure, with candidates also given the chance to address the sector during their opening statement. In order to organise a broad spectrum of question topics, we ask attendees to please submit potential questions and whether they would be happy to ask them during the event when registering. A selection of questions on the most common question themes will be selected and put to the candidates. We will contact you directly pre-event if your question has been chosen.
*Please note the ability to submit a question upon registering will close end of the day Wednesday, therefore if you’d like to submit a question please ensure you have registered by then*

We are pleased to announce that Sally Yeoman, Chief Executive of Halton and St Helens VCA, Vice-Chair of VS6 (and also a NAVCA award-winning Chief Exec of the year 2020) will be chairing the event.

We will be joined by the following party candidates:
– Steve Rotheram (Labour)
– David Newman (Liberal Democrats)
– Gary Cargill (Green)
– Katie Burgess* (Conservative) representing Jade Marsden

*Katie Burgess – Liverpool City Mayor Conservative Candidate, representing Jade Marsden – LCR Metro Mayor Conservative Candidate.

Guidance for the Period of National Mourning

In response to the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, the government has announced a period of national mourning up to and including 17 April when his funeral will be held. The impact of this on the public, industry and organisations is outlined in this guidance. It includes:

– Holding a one minute’s silence at 15:00 on 17 April
– Guidance on flying flags at half mast
– Laying flowers or other memorial items
– Donating to His Royal Highness’ patronages here
– Signing the online Book of Condolence here

Finally it states that all public services and any services involved in the government response to Covid-19 will continue as usual throughout the mourning period.

Government Covid-19 Roadmap – Latest Changes 12th April 2021

Roadmap out of lockdown

From 8 March, people in England will see restrictions start to lift and the government’s four-step roadmap offer a route back to a more normal life.

Step 2 – not before 12 April

Business and activities

Step 2, which will be no earlier than 12 April, will see the opening of non-essential retail; personal care premises such as hairdressers and nail salons; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups); as will most outdoor attractions and settings including outdoor hospitality venues, zoos, theme parks, and drive-in cinemas. Self-contained accommodation such as campsites and holiday lets, where indoor facilities are not shared with other households, can also reopen.

Hospitality venues will be allowed to serve people outdoors at Step 2 and there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks and no curfew, although customers must order, eat and drink while seated (‘table service’). Wider social contact rules will apply in all these settings to prevent indoor mixing between different households.

Events

While funerals can continue with up to 30 mourners, the number of people able to attend weddings, receptions and commemorative events such as wakes will rise to 15.

COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021

Changes already in place from the 29th March

Social contact

The evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors. And this is why from 29 March, when most schools start to break up for the Easter holidays, outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

Business and activities

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.

Travel

The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place. People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad will not be allowed, given it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme. The government has launched a new taskforce to review global travel which will report on 12 April.

For further information visit; www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary

Update from Green Sefton regarding 29th March changes; mysefton.co.uk/2021/03/25/green-sefton-outdoor-spaces-changes-from-monday-29th-march-2021-in-line-with-government-roadmap/


Changes already in place from 8th March

Education

In Step 1, our priority is to ensure that all children and students return safely to face-to-face education in schools and colleges from 8 March. Childcare and children’s supervised activities can also resume where necessary to enable parents to work or engage in similar activities. We are introducing twice-weekly rapid testing for secondary and college pupils – in addition to regular testing for all teachers – to reduce the chance of the virus spreading in schools.

Higher Education students at English universities on practical courses can also return from 8 March.

Social contact

People will be allowed to leave home for recreation and exercise outdoors with their household or support bubble, if they are eligible for one, or with one person from outside their household. Care home residents will also be allowed one regular visitor.

Job Vacancy: Healthwatch Sefton – Signposting, Information and Administration Officer (closing 5pm, Monday 26th April 2021)

Job Title: Healthwatch Sefton Signposting, Information and Administration Officer
Grade: £17,072
Location: Burlington House, Waterloo, Sefton.
Hours: 35 hours per week
Accountable to: Manager, Healthwatch Sefton.

Job Purpose:
To be the main point of contact for members of the public who want to access the Healthwatch Sefton Signposting & Information Service and Independent Complaints Advocacy.

To provide Healthwatch Sefton with up to date intelligence on key trends from the Healthwatch Sefton Feedback centre.

Downloads:

Job Description & Person Specification (Word / PDF)
Application Form (Word / PDF)
Guidance Notes (Word / PDF)
Diversity Monitoring Form (Word / PDF)
Criminal Convictions Declaration (Word / PDF)

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm, Monday 26th April 2021.
All completed applications and any enquiries to be sent to recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk