‘Working Together To Support Our Communities’ Workshops (Wednesday 3rd & 10th October)

Sefton CVS are working in partnership with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sefton Council and NHS South Sefton CCG & NHS Southport & Formby CCG to host two upcoming workshops looking at a community-based model of services in Sefton.

These workshops will give you and your organisation the opportunity to both hear in more detail about these ideas but also to shape the way you or your organisation wants to be involved.

Click here to download the event invitation 

Click here to download the booking form (Word / PDF

The two workshops planned in Sefton are:

Wednesday 3rd  October, 9.30am-2pm – Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (CLAC), Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 1RR (click here for map)

Wednesday 10th October, 9.30am-2pm – Waterside Lodge, Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY  (click here for map)

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

To book your place, please complete and return the attached booking form to events@seftoncvs.org.uk or call 0151 920 0726. Alternatively, please return the booking form to the address below:

Freepost RTCG-HGXH-LHRS
Sefton Council For Voluntary Service
3rd Floor, North Wing, Suite 3b, Burlington House,
Crosby Road North,
LIVERPOOL,
L22 0LG

Please include details of any dietary or accessibility requirements. Bookings are available on a first come first served basis.

Maghull Town Council Youth Survey (Closing Date: Friday 8th June)

Maghull Town Council are currently conducting a survey to find out what the young people of Maghull are looking for in regards to services and activities.

Maghull Town Council are actively looking to expand what is available within the town and hopefully create new opportunities.

The survey is open to all young people aged 11 to 21 years old. It will take no more than three minutes. Please share your views with us!

Click here to complete the survey

 

Have Your Say: Sefton Council Draft Equality & Diversity Policy (closing 31st May, 2018)

Sefton Council have recently launched a public consultation on the draft Sefton MBC Equality and Diversity Policy which can be  downloaded here.

The consultation opened on 27th February 2018, and closes on 31st May 2018, and the results of this process will be published on 31st August 2018.

Please click here to have your say on this consultation 

Please note: the summary information below is extracted from the consultation page:

Consultation Summary:
The Equality Act 2010 requires public bodies to publish information demonstrating their compliance with the equality duty (s.149 of the Act).  The Council is required to publish one or more specific and measurable equality objectives.

Background:
We acknowledge our role and responsibilities as an organisation including providing clear leadership. We commit to ensuring that our internal processes and ways of working promote equality and ensure that no one is disadvantaged by how we operate as an organisation. We also acknowledge our role in shaping and influencing the area and the culture of the communities in Sefton, and we are committed to ensuring that principles of equality and diversity are embedded.

Consultation Purpose:
Our policies and procedures are intended to promote fairness for all and reinforce our commitment to tackling inequalities wherever they exist and to prevent the unacceptable treatment of any person. The aims of this consultation are to advise people of the Equality and Diversity Policy and to seek comments on the draft document. 

The draft Equality and Diversity Policy can be downloaded here

Please click here to have your say on this consultation

Sefton Council reviews Family Centres proposal after community feedback

Sefton Council has listened to its communities and is recommending not to create three Family Wellbeing Centres at this time following overwhelming public feedback.

The Council had been consulting on proposals to have three integrated family and children centre bases for children and young people from 0 to 19 and their families.

More than 1,600 people gave their views during the consultation and the Council held 15 public engagement events. While the majority were in favour of a more joined up approach for a new service through a whole family approach to cover ages from pre-birth to 19 year olds in order, they were not in favour of having three main centres.

 Cllr John Joseph Kelly, Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Safeguarding, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to every person who has taken time to respond to this consultation.

“We have taken great care in listening to our communities and all along we have been clear that we would listen to people’s views. As a result of this valuable feedback, we will consider changing our plans and are recommending that all the existing children and family centres remain open, but will cover support for 0-19 year olds, expand outreach and provide early help services. This will allow us to be more joined up and still make the most of the money that we have available to ensure support for those most in need. It will complement the work we’re doing to transform the way we provide early intervention and prevention services.”

However, due to significant reductions in Government funding over the last few years, the Council has had to make some tough decisions. In order to retain the centres within their current bases and to keep within the available budget, the Council acknowledges it will not be possible to provide the same level of activity within the centres.

In a report going to Cabinet on December 7, the Council is highlighting this issue and is recommending to change the way it provides funding to the children’s and family centres going forward.

This proposal would mean that the allocated monies will be prioritised on providing services that support parents, carers and all children regardless of age.

If the recommendations are approved, the Council will work closely with schools on the impact of the funding changes, as there would also be likely implications for employees of both the Council and those employed by schools.

Read about Sefton Council’s decision in full at the Agenda for Cabinet on 7 December.

Public invited to share views on orthopaedics and ear, nose and throat services in Liverpool

A public consultation is taking place between 26 June and 15 September 2017 on proposals for a single orthopaedics service for Liverpool’s hospitals.

Orthopaedics focuses on injuries or diseases affecting bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles or nerves.

Under proposals, orthopaedics specialists at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust would join together to become a single team, working across all three hospital sites.

This would involve separating most planned and unplanned orthopaedics care onto separate hospital sites, which would mean some operations taking place in a different place to where they do currently.

Dr Fiona Lemmens, Clinical Director for the Healthy Liverpool hospitals programme, said:

“Making sure that people have access to the very best hospital services – wherever they are treated in the city – is central to the Healthy Liverpool programme.

“We’ve been working with the local orthopaedics doctors from both Aintree and the Royal Liverpool to look at how hospital services could be improved, which has led to this proposal for making some changes to how we deliver hospital-based orthopaedics care “

“We believe that bringing the city’s orthopaedics expertise together into a single team would improve patient care, by giving all patients better access to the right doctors for their specific need, and making it easier for Liverpool’s hospitals to attract skilled, specialist clinicians, share expertise and training, and meet the highest clinical standards.”

“However, it’s important to stress that no decisions have been made at this stage, and we would encourage people to share their views on this proposal with us over the coming weeks.”

Visit the current exercises page to learn more about the public consultation and how you can give your views.

‘Our Place’ (Sefton Care Leaver’s Centre) want YOUR views to help shape future services!

‘Our Place’, Sefton Care Leavers Centre, is a project managed by Venus.  The group are coming to the end of their initial funding award and are evaluating the service to shape future provision and inform our future funding bids for continuation.

Staff, volunteers and young people at Our Place would really value your feedback on the service, so please take a moment to complete the survey below.

Click here to complete the online survey

For more information on ‘Our Place’, please click here

 

Our Coast is Special – Have your say on the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership

The Sefton Coast is a source of inspiration for an active, inquiring and fun-loving population. The coast makes a huge contribution to the unique character of the borough – exciting and full of surprises, always changing as the winds and tides constantly influence the shape of the coast. Because this is such a special place the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership has developed a draft Plan setting out how we can make the most of the Sefton Coast.

We would like your views on this; both on how you use and value the coast, what you would like to see improved and on the plan itself.

http://seftoncoast.co.uk/plan

Sexual Health Training Survey 2017

Sefton Sexual Health Service would like to hear your views to help shape their plans to put on free workforce sessions.

You can CLICK HERE to take the survey

Sefton Sexual Health Service is commissioned by Sefton Council to deliver a combined clinical service alongside sexual health promotion. The service is expected to provided targeted work and support for young people and other members of the community who are known to be more vulnerable to poor sexual health. Part of this support is building capacity within the teams of professionals who support these groups.

This questionnaire is a scoping activity to help understand how that training should look so that a workforce development programme that is tailor-made specifically to Sefton.

The questions ask a little about your organisation and role in supporting young people. It then goes to ask questions about the types of training that would be useful and whether accreditation is something which is valued.

Active Sefton – Swim Consultation

Active Sefton in partnership with Sport England are looking at improving Sefton’s swimming offer. We will be looking at our existing swimming pools (Bootle Leisure Centre, Meadows and Dunes Splashworld) with a view to improving facilities and activities, in order to increase participation across all ages and abilities.

Click here for a link to the survey.

Sefton are one of 12 Local Authorities across the country to be allocated funding to make such changes as part of a Sport England Pilot.  Key to this is extensive consultation with local residents (user and non-users) which will enable us to collate information and opinion regarding the current services around swimming in Sefton and improvements that could be made. The outcome of the consultation will influence Sport England funding which will enable us to potentially renovate existing facilities and revamp current and new services.

The aim is to gain feedback regarding the Councils current swimming provision and insight into what would attract current non users into Active Sefton facilities.

The results from this consultation will enable Active Sefton to prioritise areas for improvement and develop new opportunities.

Aims:

  • To improve the existing swimming offer (both facilities and programmes)
  • To attract more people to participate in swimming activities
  • To increase the Health & Wellbeing of residents

All questionnaires will be anonymous – except for those who want to take part in further focus groups.  No information will be disclosed to others outside of those involved in the project.  No personal details will be disclosed as part of the results and subsequent funding bid to Sport England.

Full details of the consultation and subsequent swimming activity will be shared and a full marketing and communications plan will be implemented.

Have Your Say on Sefton MBC’s Draft Sefton Playing Pitch Strategy (closing Friday 22nd April)

Sefton Council would like to notify residents that it is consulting on the Draft Sefton Playing Pitch Strategy. The Sefton Playing Pitch Strategy is a strategy that assesses the demand and supply of playing pitches and what the key issues are in relation to playing pitches in Sefton. The strategy also comes up with key recommendations on how to improve the quality of playing pitches in Sefton.

The Strategy covers the following sports:

  • Football pitches
  • Cricket pitches
  • Rugby union pitches
  • Artificial grass pitches (AGPs) (Hockey)
  • Bowling greens
  • Tennis courts
The council is keen to hear from any groups or individuals who are involved in sports or have an interest in sports provision in Sefton.

The draft documents are available at the following address: www.sefton.gov.uk/pitchstrategy

Paper copies are also available at the Planning Service offices, at Magdalen House, 30 Trinity Road, Bootle L20 3NJ and also at local libraries throughout Sefton.

We would like comments on the draft documents to be submitted in writing by Friday 22nd April 2016. Comments should be made via email to local.plan@sefton.gov.uk or alternatively in writing to the Local Plan Team, Magdalen House, 30 Trinity Road, Bootle L20 3NJ.

Have your say on the future of Area Committees in Sefton

A public consultation into the future of the three Area Committees in Southport, Bootle and Sefton Central started on 1st February 2016 and will run for 7 weeks, ending on 21st March 2016.

The aim of the consultation is to establish whether Area Committees are the most effective way of talking with members of the public for Council business.

Sefton is also looking to modernise the ways that it engages with members of the public and stakeholders to reflect the new digital society.

As part of the consultation the following areas will be considered:

  • What is the current awareness of Area Committees and should they be retained as a way for members of the public to talk to the Council and Councillors
  • Functions of the Area Committees
  • What are the current and new avenues of communication for members of the public to engage with the Council and Councillors
  • What are the barriers that people experience in engaging with the Council
  • Any suggestions for improvement

The Council is always looking at the most effective ways for members of the public to talk to the Council and Councillors and through this process we want to positively look at optimising more modern ways of reaching our wider communities.  The consultation will give all residents the opportunity to have their say on the future of the Area Committees.

All comments received will be included in a consultation report which will then form part of a Cabinet report on the future of Area Committees in Sefton.

A number of events are taking place across the borough which give everyone the opportunity to have their say. These are taking place at:

  • March 7 – Southport Town Hall – 10am, 11am, 5pm or 6pm
  • March 15 – Bootle Town Hall – 2pm, 3pm, 5pm or 6pm
  • March 16 – Maghull Town Hall – 10am or 11am
  • March 16 – Formby Gild Hall – 2pm or 3pm
  • March 16 – St Luke’s Church, Crosby – 5.30pm or 6.30pm

You can register to attend one of the events by emailing yourseftonyoursay@sefton.gov.uk or by calling 0151 934 4604.  The deadline to register is March 3rd for the Southport event and March 11 for all other sessions.

If you are unable to attend one of the consultation sessions, you can make your comments in writing toyourseftonyoursay@sefton.gov.uk or you can post them to Area Committee Consultation, Strategic Support Team, 7thFloor, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 7UU.  Alternatively an on-line response form is available for you to complete at https://www.engagespace.co.uk/sefton/default.aspx.

The following questions will be considered as part of the consultation sessions and you might find it useful to use them as the basis for your response:-

1.    Are you aware of Area Committees?

2.    If you have have you ever attended one or raised an issue?

3.    Which Area Committee have you attended?

Southport

South Sefton

Central Sefton

4.    Should the Council keep Area Committees as a way for members of the public to raise issues with and talk to the Council and Councillors?

5.    What would be your preferred way of raising issues with and talking to the Council and Councillors if Area Committees did not exist?

6.    What do you see as the key barriers to raising issues and talking to the Council and Councillors?

7.    Do you have any other views or comments?

Please feel free to forward details of this consultation to anybody who you feel may wish to be involved.