Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS)

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One Stop Shop raffle raises funds for Maghull social club

Staff at the One Stop Shop in Tree View Court, Maghull recently organised a raffle and raised valuable funds to support a local monthly club night for adults with learning difficulties. Maghull Young Adults Social Club (MYASC) received a donation…

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Sefton GPs asked to keep things simple when seeking patient feedback

As part of the #ItStartsWithYou campaign, Healthwatch Sefton and the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are calling on GP practices in Sefton, as the front line of the health service, to send a strong cultural signal to patients that the…

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Job Vacancy – YKids Financial Officer (Closing Friday 6th October 2017)

YKids Financial Officer Hours: 25 Hours per week Salary: £20,000 p.a. pro rata Location: Bootle, Liverpool For a job specification and application form please contact Claire on 0151 9442111 or email: clairemorgans@ykids.co.uk For more information Click Here

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Cyberbullying

YoungMinds and The Children’s Society have released findings from an online survey of children and young people aged 11-25 looking at their views and experiences of using social media and cyberbullying. The survey of 1, 089 children and young people…

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URGENT VOLUNTEER REQUEST: MARSHALS NEEDED THIS SUNDAY FOR 10K RUN IN AID OF YOUNG SUICIDE CHARITY

Parents who lost son to suicide have organised a 10K run to raise awareness and funds, but urgently need volunteer marshals to help on Sunday 17th September.  The 10 kilometer run is taking place at Rimrose Valley Country Park, and…

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Sexual Health Week starts Today! 11th – 17th September 2017

Let’s talk about porn For Sexual Health Week this year, we’re talking about porn. The aim, to support people to have more open discussions about subjects related to porn, such as body image, consent, communication, safer sex…and the difference between…

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Universal Credit Information Event – Wednesday 13th September – 10.30am – 1pm @ St Leonard’s YCC

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Law Commission Consultation Event: Reform to the Law of Wills – Southport Community Centre Friday 13th October 2017

The Law Commission has recently published a consultation paper, Making a Will. The law of wills affects us all and the Commission is keen to hear views from across society – including members of the public and civic groups. The…

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Alchemy Crosby needs your vote for a chance to bag £4000!

Alchemy Crosby, Youth & Community Centre is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative! This cash award will allow Alchemy to bring the whole community together to celebrate 50 years as a youth…

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Have you been affected by crime?

A message from Jane Kennedy, Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner “Being a victim of crime can be an extremely upsetting and distressing experience and I understand how important it is that, in their moment of need, a victim gets the…

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SAFE and the Green Dream Project need your vote!

The Green Dream Solar Scheme have been shortlisted for the M&S Energy + crowdfunder.co.uk renewable energy campaign and Voting is now open. They aim to transform neighbourhoods by bringing an empty pub- back to life, creating a canal side community eatery/hotel/business…

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Kings Gardens Heritage Day – Saturday 9th September 2017

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Bat Walk and Talks! Events Across Sefton Throughout September

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NEW CITIZENS 4 GOOD SCHEME HONOURS FIRST COMMUNITY HEROES AT TOWN HALL CEREMONY

  A major new scheme to recognise Sefton residents who make a difference to life in their local communities has honoured its first recipients. Citizens 4 Good has been launched as a joint initiative by Sefton CVS and the Mayor…

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£15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund – Closing 30th November 2017 (11 LEP Regions of the North of England)

Towns and cities across Northern England are able to bid for a share of a new fund that aims to boost the region’s technology, creative and cultural industries. The UK Government’s Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund aims to help build a…

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Sefton Carers Centre Charity Quiz Night! 8th September 2017

For more information on Sefton Carers Centre – http://www.sefton-carers.org.uk

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NCS to include mental health awareness course

Theresa May has announced that a mental health awareness course will be developed with mental health experts and NCS graduates and be delivered as part of the organisation’s programme to prepare young people for the challenges of adult life and work….

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‘Include-IT Mersey’ Project Evaluation Opportunity – Invitation to Tender (Closing date: 5pm, 13th September 2017)

The Include-IT Mersey Partnership, through Sefton CVS as lead organisation, invites suitably qualified and experienced applicants to conduct an evaluation of the Include-IT Mersey Project. Sefton CVS, as the Lead Organisation, is procuring this work on behalf of the Include-IT…

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Young leaders are Champions of mental health!

Young people from Sefton and Liverpool are leading the way towards better mental health for them and their peers. Those age 13-18 years make up the Neurochampions – a group who recently delivered an eight week mental health workshop to…

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Macmillan Cancer Support organise the free Macmillan Mile run! 6pm Thursday 14th September 2017

The Macmillian Mile 6pm Thursday 14th September Victoria Park, Southport In partnership with Active Lifestyles, Sefton Council and Southport & Formby CCG, the event gives patients and residents the chance to get involved by walking, jogging or running a mile!…

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Free Universal Credit Briefing Sessions (19th & 21st September, 1 – 3.30pm)

Universal Credit is being introduced across the UK in stages and is being rolled out in Sefton from October 2017. It will replace 6 ‘means-tested’ benefits – these are benefits you can get if your income and savings are below…

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Over forty mums and babies gather in Southport for the Global Big Latch On event!

Over forty mums and babies gathered in Southport for the Global Big Latch On event hosted by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust and Breastfeeding Support Sefton. Each year the Global Big Latch On event brings together hundreds of thousands of…

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Sefton’s ‘Stop Loan Leeches’ Information Videos

Short information film warning that illegal lenders (loan sharks – known as ‘loan leeches’ in different cultures) target migrant workers. Made for Sefton Council and the England Illegal Money Lending Team. Created and produced in close collaboration with the Migrant…

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Include IT Mersey: Volunteers needed to help improve local people’s computer skills

New Liverpool City Region project Include-IT Mersey seeks volunteer digital champions to work in local communities. Include-IT Mersey is looking for volunteers to encourage local people to improve their digital skills by accessing free training across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton,…

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Fitness group take on 10,000 mile challenge for Bootle girl Holly

Bootle girl Holly Kitchen who suffers from a rare illness has inspired a fitness group to take on a gruelling 10,000 mile running challenge. Ten members of British Military Fitness will take part in the run, which is roughly the…

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Double Queen’s award for Southport firm Inciner8 Limited for Ebola outbreak support

A double Queen’s Award has been presented to a Southport firm which helped tackle the outbreak of ebola in Africa last year. The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, the High Sheriff of Merseyside and the Lord Mayor of Southport presented the…

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Waterloo resident Zena proves you’re never too old to join digital age!

A pensioner has proved you are never too old to join the digital age after sending her first email at the age of 97! Zena Coffey, who attends Waterloo Park Day Centre, now has new computer skills after receiving IT…

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Do you know a ‘Citizen 4 Good’? Nominations now open for new local recognition scheme

A new recognition scheme, celebrating Sefton residents for being good citizens, is being launched by Sefton CVS and the Sefton Mayor’s Office. Citizens 4 Good hopes to recognise local people for good deeds, kindness and support they provide to other…

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Active Sefton’s Street Games 2017 (7th Aug – 1st Sept)

Street Games 2017 will commence on Monday 7th August and run until Friday 1st September in the North and South of the borough. If you’ve not taken part before you’re in for a real treat, Street Games are FREE sport & physical activity sessions…

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Merseyside PCC releases £45,000 to help young people make right choices

Community groups which work to divert young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour are being given the chance to bid for grants for projects running during the autumn half-term, thanks to Merseyside’s Police Commissioner. Jane Kennedy has confirmed that…

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