DON’T MISS! Maghull Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival (24th-26th Nov)

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Maghull Methodist Church
180 Liverpool Road North, L31 2HP
Friday 24th November (2pm – 6pm)

Saturday 25th November (10am – 5pm)
Saturday Free Christmas Concert 7.30pm
Sunday 26th November (12noon – 3pm)

Trees and Nativity Scenes displayed by the church and the local community
Visit Father Christmas in his grotto £3 inc. present
Stalls Refreshments Free Parking
Adults £2, Children accompanied by an adult free
Disabled facilities available
Start your Christmas early by visiting us you will be most welcome

To display a Tree or Nativity Scene or to book a table contact Ken: Tel. 01695 421232, email ken@nayler.net

User Engagement in the Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton & Wirral (KLSW) Combined Adult Safeguarding Board

In April this year, four Merseyside Local authority areas established a Combined Adult Safeguarding Board. The authorities involved are Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.

The newly established Board has the Voice of the Service User a priority.

In order that we can ensure that we have the widest possible reach across the area, we are to establishing a directory of service user groups and organisations.

A questionnaire has been developed to assist in this process, and we are looking to gather as many responses as possible.

Click here to download the questionnaire (Word / PDF

PLease return your questionnaire by email to klsw@seftoncvs.org.uk or by post to:

KSLW Questionnaire
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Suite 3B, 3rd Floor, North Wing,
Burlington House,
Crosby Road North,
Waterloo
L22 0LG

If you would like to know more information regarding the Combined Board you can also contact David Grisenthwaite from the Boards Business Team whose e-mail is: davidgrisenthwaite@wirral.gov.uk.

 

Job Vacancy: Operations Director with Career Connect – Liverpool/Manchester Base (closing 30th November 2017)

Innovative Operations Director for careers/employment support services for adults and young people

Innovation has been at the heart of our success; we have lead the way in winning social investment for contracts that deliver change.  With the early retirement of our current Director, we now seek an innovative and determined leader to head up a range of our multi-site/agency services delivery teams. A member of our Executive and Board teams, you will play a key role in:

  • Developing our client and market presence
  • Driving excellence in our delivery
  • Continuously improving our performance management framework and associated systems
  • Building capacity in our teams of professionals to grow and achieve

Specific knowledge of the careers sector is not essential, and we seek candidates who are:

  • Experienced in leading targeted services delivery such as employment/skills, social services, housing support and careers guidance
  • Experienced in successfully managing and overseeing a diverse range of contract types, including PBR
  • Innovative, able to shape our strategy and identify novel services approaches
  • Bright and inquisitive, highly data/IT literate
  • Customer and business development oriented and experienced in focused networking

To request a candidate pack, please contact our recruitment adviser at bmcpaul@brophy-mcpaul.com, or contact Bryan McPaul on 01244 675 132 to arrange an informal discussion.

For specific enquires please contact our recruitment adviser, Bryan McPaul, at bmcpaul@brophy-mcpaul.com, or on 01244 675 132

The closing date for applications is 30/11/2017.

Interviews will be held on 7th and 8th December

#CleanerSeas for Sefton

Whether you swim, paddle, or simply enjoy a stroll on one of the Sefton beaches, you can be assured, once again, that the quality of the water is cleaner than at any time in the last 30 years.

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For the second year in a row the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published statistics that reveal that all 31 of the North West’s bathing waters meet the government’s required standards for water quality.

The 2017 classifications of bathing waters in Sefton are;

  • Formby beach has been rated Excellent – the highest, cleanest class;
  • Southport and Ainsdale have been rated Good – generally good water quality.

Full classifications can be found here: www.environment.data.gov.uk/bwq/profiles/

A range of stakeholders have contributed to reducing pollution and improving the regions rivers, lakes and the sea, including the Environment Agency, United Utilities and the local community.

You can continue to help maintain, and improve, these standards by making small changes at home and at the beach:

• Only flush the 3P’s down the toilet – poo, pee and paper. Everything else goes in the bin!
• Pour cooled kitchen fats in the bin, not down the sink – it can cause blockages and sewage to overflow.
• Pick up after your dog and put it in the bin.
• Don’t feed birds at the beach and keep outdoor areas free of food waste.
• Always put litter in the bin or take it home if it’s full.

Job Vacancy: Finance Manager with Sefton CVS (5pm, Friday 24th November 2017)

The Finance Manager will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), reporting directly to the Chief Executive. The post holder will assist with the strategic planning and budget preparation for the organisation as well as maintaining the charity’s financial accounting systems.

Sefton CVS’s Health & Wellbeing Trainer Social Impact Report

The Health and Wellbeing Trainers Team was first formed in 2013 as a pilot project and soon became established as a key part of the Sefton CVS’s Reablement Service. This brand new Social Impact Report details the work of the team across South Sefton.

Job Vacancy: Group Caseworker with SWACA (closing 12noon, Wednesday 29th November)

A committed and skilled practitioner is required to support our existing team in providing a direct service to women who have, or are currently living in an abusive environment.

Job Vacancy: Receptionist/Administration Assistant with Sefton Carers Centre (closing 12noon, 20th November)

Sefton Carers Centre would like to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and welcoming receptionist to provide a quality reception and administrative service at our Centre in Waterloo. As our first point of contact this ensures that the carers are given a supportive service from their first contact with us.

We are looking for candidates who have experience of dealing with both face to face and telephone enquiries as well as sensitive information. You will have excellent communication skills and experience using Microsoft office.

Salary:                                  £6,757 + 3% pension
Hours:                                   14 hours per week (Thursday and Friday)

If you wish to apply, please visit:

http://www.sefton-carers.org.uk/index.php/latest-news/work-for-us to view the Job Descriptions, Person Specification and to download a job application form.

Completed forms can be emailed to: Sandra.mccaughley@carers.sefton.gov.uk or return via post to Sandra McCaughley, Sefton Carers Centre, 27-37 South Road, Waterloo, L22 5PE. Alternatively contact 0151 288 6060 to request an application pack.

Closing Date for completed applications is 12noon on 20th November 2017

Pregnant women in Sefton urged to get their flu jab

Pregnant women across the borough are being urged by Sefton Council, NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG to make sure they get the flu jab this winter.

Hospital Car Park Under Review

A review of a local hospital’s car park system has been welcomed by Healthwatch Sefton.

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is currently considering changes to the ways in which patients and visitors can pay for parking on site and is canvassing views through a survey. A Trust spokesperson explained: “To help us take account of as many views as possible, we hope people will complete this short survey, which will take less than two minutes.”

Sefton Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation (consultation closes 10th November)

The council is considering changing its Council Tax Reduction scheme for working age customers from April 2018.

Pension age claimants will not be affected by these proposed changes.

Merseyside Police introduce ‘The Herbert Protocol’ for missing or vulnerable people.

Merseyside Police would like to introduce you to The Herbert Protocol – an initiative named after George Herbert – a War veteran of the Normandy landings – who lived with dementia.

‘We appreciate that caring for people with dementia is challenging – and that planning ahead and keeping safe is really important.  More than 60% of people living with dementia can at some point start to “walk about”.  Whilst this may only be into the garden or street and returning a short time later, people can get lost and go missing; leading to feelings of confusion, fear and vulnerability – particularly at night time or at times of extreme weather.

As part of making reasonable life adjustments, we want to help by putting a system in place that will help to give the emergency services the best possible information should there be a need for them to become involved in a search for someone with dementia.

Sefton Council urge residents to #PawsForThought when buying a puppy this Christmas

Sefton Council is asking residents to give ‘Paws for Thought’ to ensure they don’t buy illegally imported puppies, following the culmination of a high profile case in Southport.

The “Paws for Thought” campaign has launched this week in a bid to educate people about the financial and emotional dangers of buying illegally imported puppies, especially in the run up to Christmas.

One Vision Housing Start Universal Credit Help Hub

To help people to learn more about the introduction of Universal Credit, One Vision Housing have launched the OVH Help Hub.

Universal Credit (UC) is a single monthly payment for people in or out of work on low income. From this month (October), if you live in Sefton, are of working age and make a change to claiming one of the six legacy benefits, you will be ‘migrated’ to Universal Credit.

Still time to have your say on joining up Family and Children’s Centres (consultation closes 17th Nov)

There is still time for families to have their say on Sefton Council’s consultation to join up Family and Children’s Centres, which you can complete online

The idea behind the proposals is to make sure that children and young people aged 0-19 years can find the right support, for the right issue at the right time.

The consultation runs until November 17 and anyone who is interested in the proposals are being encouraged to give their views.

Don’t trick or mistreat during Halloween and Bonfire night!

Merseyside Police is encouraging young people, families and businesses to play their part in helping to keep their communities safe over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period.

Officers will be patrolling local neighbourhoods to ensure people can enjoy the festivities in their area safely but Merseyside Police cannot do this alone.

Big Lottery Fund are recruiting! (various roles – closing 12th November)

Big Lottery Fund is the largest community funder in the UK. Last year, we distributed more than £700 million to over 13,000 projects. From small, local projects to UK-wide initiatives, our funding brings people together to make a difference to their health, wellbeing and environment.

Sefton CVS Upcoming Free Masterclasses – November to December 2017

Upcoming Training & Masterclasses 

Please see below for a list of upcoming training and development opportunities from Sefton CVS. For more information and to book onto any of the Masterclasses Click Here or email  training@seftoncvs.org.uk

Bootle Town Centre Heritage and Cultural Centre Consultation (closing 1st Dec) & Pop-Up History Event (23-28th Oct)

In 2016 Sefton Council published the Bootle Town Centre Investment Framework.  This is a plan about the future of Bootle.  The Framework has been prepared at a time when there is less money available to the Council.  So Partnership working is even more important.

The Orrell Trust Makers Market at St John & St James Church, Bootle – Saturday 4th November

MAKERS MARKET
Date: Saturday 4th November 2017
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: St John & St James Church and Community Centre

The Orrell Trust – Just a few weeks left until our Makers Market on Saturday 4th November – over 20 amazing stalls with amazing items and gifts just in time for Christmas.”



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Embrace Sefton’s New Monthly LGBT Social and Support Evening

Sefton’s Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) network Embrace recently launched a new monthly social evening in Bootle.

The evening takes place at Kindfulness Coffee Club on Knowsley Road in Bootle from 7pm until 8.30pm, and will be an opportunity for local residents to find out more about the Embrace network, meet new people, and access support and advice related to LGBT issues.

Sefton CVS Annual Conference 2017 – ‘Growth through Collaboration’

Sefton residents involved in local voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector groups are being invited to a major event on the theme of collaboration later this month.

The Sefton CVS 2017 annual conference – Growth through Collaboration – will be held at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre in Waterloo from 9am to 4pm on Thursday 19th October.

Capital Schools Mental Health

More than half of primary school teachers say they do not feel adequately trained in supporting pupils with mental health problems, research suggests.  Just one in 10 “strongly agreed” with the statement that they felt they had the necessary training to feel confident about what action to take when a child was experiencing a mental health problem, compared with 54% who disagreed.

Mental Resilience in Schools

Mental Resilience is not something that people either have or do not – resilience is learnable and teachable and as we learn we increase the range of strategies available to us when things get difficult.  Sefton Council is working with the charity YoungMinds to improve mental resilience in schools.  28 schools have joined a training session to support schools to improve the mental resilience of pupils, staff and parents.

Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide is a major public health issue for Sefton and a leading cause of years of life lost.  In 2015, there were 25 deaths due to suicide or undetermined injury in Sefton.

Staff work on their Wellbeing

Paying attention to wellbeing was the aim of Living Well Sefton’s recent staff development day.

The focus of National Work Life Week is wellbeing at work and the partners of Sefton’s wellbeing collaborative came together for an afternoon of activities and work updates.