St. Joseph’s Hospice

St. Joseph’s Hospice provides a Family Support and Bereavement Counselling Service at the hospice for patients and their families.

The hospice’s family support and bereavement counselling service helps patients and their family members to talk about their feelings, fears and practical matters with someone outside of their family. It’s important for families both before and after the death of their loved one and is available to families for as long as they need it.

Share your views on Children’s Centres

Sefton Council is looking at new ways in how people access information, advice, activities and receive support for children and their families.

An 8-week consultation, which launched this week (25 September) looks at merging Children’s Centres and Family Centres across the borough.

New home for Crosby Village Post Office gets Stamp of Approval with Sunday Opening

  • Post Office services available seven days a week
  • Convenient, quick service, open-plan layout
  • Extra 24 hours of Post Office service every week
  • Banking services for personal customers and small businesses
  • Bill payment, banking, benefits and travel money
  • Postage, home shopping returns, Local Collect

 The Post Office is opening a new main style Crosby Village Post Office at McColls Retail Group, 15 – 21 Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 2SA.

The new modernised Post Office will have four counter positions, three modern screened positions and a Post Office serving point at the retail counter offering selected services outside normal branch opening hours.

The branch itself will open from 9am – 5:30pm Monday to Saturday, with selected Post Office products and services available from the retail counter between 8am and 9am  and 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. The opening hours which will increase by an extra 24 hours a week will make the branch much more convenient.

Customers will be able to access a wide range of Post Office and mails services, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, online banking cash deposits and withdrawals, sending funds abroad using Moneygram, and customers can pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.

As the traditional banking network declines, customers for the majority (95%) of UK banks can also use their post office for online banking cash deposits and withdrawals and bill payments.

The date for the relocation has yet to be confirmed. Posters will be displayed in the current Crosby Village Post Office at Unit 5, Telegraph House, Moor Lane, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 2SF to advise customers of when the move will take place.

Feelgood Factory’s Summer Quiz night fundraiser! (Thurs 27th July)

Thursday 27th July
7.00pm – 9.00pm
The Feelgood Factory, Netherton, L30 5QW

The Summer Quiz night will be held here at Feelgood Factory and it is £3 per ticket which includes entry to the quiz, prizes available to be won on the night.  We will sell refreshments on the night and have a raffle, spot the ball and a few games of Play your cards right as well as the Summer themed Quiz.  All money raised on the night will go towards the Feelgood Factory continuing to provide various groups and services to the community.

Summer Quiz 2017 - Poster.jpgNetherton Feelgood Factory is a community-led, healthy living centre, operating in Sefton in Merseyside. Our mission is to help local people improve their health, well being and quality of life.

The Feelgood Factory provides services for the whole community from childhood to old age, in order to promote health and well-being as holistically as possible.  Our programme of activities are delivered both in the centre and through outreach work elsewhere in Sefton.

For more information on the Netherton Feelgood Factory Click here.

Services & Support over Christmas & New Year 2016

Will your organisation be providing any services over Christmas & New Year? Or will there be a change in your opening hours? 

Sefton CVS are in the process of finalising dedicated web page to provide details of front line services available to local residents over the festive season – such as foodbanks, health and social care services, luncheon clubs, befriending services, emergency contact information etc.

Whether it’s looking for an emergency contact over the Christmas period or just need somebody to talk to at this time of the year, we hope the this webpage will provide some useful information for Sefton residents.

Please email or call 0151 920 0726 with details of any services or changes in opening hours . You can also share details via Twitter at @SeftonCVS, or Facebook at the following link:

Introducing… Almitas Trust CIC

Almitas Trust CIC are a non-profit organisation, working innovatively to provide quality accommodation and support to vulnerable families.

As a novel service provider, they offer a new approach to providing parents and their babies with the support that they need, while they work with professionals to make long term plans for the children. Almitas support parents and professionals to help childrens needs to be met and their primary focus is the best interests of the child. Whilst parent/child foster placements are available, they are not the best fit for every family group that needs support. The individual circumstances, or needs of a parent or their family, can often preclude them from accessing a foster placement. Almitas Trust aims to bridge that gap, by providing true 24/7 professional, individualised support, which may not be provided within the regular family setting of a foster placement.

Almitas Trust work with other local non-profit organisations including the Venus Project, the Whitechapel organisation, Sefton Women and Children’s Aid and the Rotunda, providing clients with access to a wide range of services at minimal cost to overstretched Local Authorities.

Where possible, couples are supported to build a family unit, with access to houses or flats for young parents and their children.

Support can also include:

  • Facilitating contact transport and supervision
  • Childcare & development information and mentoring
  • Development of basic life skills such as time management, cooking, health and hygiene
  • Access to benefits advice
  • Access to counselling services

By working with parents, families and associated professionals, Almitas aim to promote positive parenting in a safe environment for children, and to empower our clients to adjust, learn and grow.

Click here to visit the Almitas Trust CIC website, and find out more about the work that they do.