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Listening Event On Community Nursing

Come along to Healthwatch St Helens Listening Event to find out about Community Nursing Services in St Helens and share your own experiences and views. They  want to know what works well and what could be improved. Professor Sarah O’Brien, Intrim Chief Accountable Officer for St Helens CCG will give a brief overview, and a representative from the Community Nursing service will be on hand to answer your questions...

Counselling From Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Group

Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Group support anyone who has been touched by cancer. One of the services offered is a confidential counselling service within a safe and comfortable environment where you can feel relaxed and able to discuss your concerns freely. This service is for adults aged 18+.  Appointments are available Monday to Friday. If you would like to know more or make a referral please feel free to drop in to The Centre...

Free DJ Workshop with DMC Finalist 'DJ Pnutz'

Free DJ Workshop at Mossbank Library, St Helens, with DMC Finalist 'DJ Pnutz' on Monday 12th February 2018 from 2:00-4:00. Children and young people can learn the essential DMC DJ skills of beat matching, scratching, mixing and turn table tricks. DJ PNutz competed in Scratch DJing competitions across the world and performs regularly across the UK...

Funding Bulletins from Halton Borough Council - February

Our colleagues from Halton Borough Council’s External Funding Team have prepared some Funding Bulletins containing valuable information for voluntary organisations looking for grants to get projects off the ground. The Monthly funding bulletins offering information on funding opportunities in the following areas: Arts, Community & Voluntary, Environment & Heritage, European, Faith, Health, Schools, Sports and Youth...

New Restrictions On Who Can Run A Charity: Prepare NOW For The Change

Nick Mott (Deputy Head of Guidance & Practice from The Charity Commission) talks about the automatic disqualification rules coming into force on the 1 August 2018, and how you can prepare. Almost anyone can run a charity, but restrictions mean some people are automatically prevented (disqualified) from being able to do this unless they have clearance from the Charity Commission...

St Helens Memorial Service For Those Affected By Suicide

A service of reflection will be held at Saints’ Totally Wicked Stadium this March for people affected by suicide. The event, which will run from 7:30pm - 9:00pm on Wednesday 28 March 2018, is being hosted by Listening Ear's AMPARO service, which provides support following suicide, and is supported by St Helens Council, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBs), State of Mind (a charity that promotes positive mental health for sportsmen and women) and St Helens College. Bringing people affected by suicide together from across Merseyside and Cheshire, the evening aims to provide a space for thought and reflection in supportive surroundings. In attendance will be Danny Sculthorpe and Ian Smith from the world of Rugby League who have both been personally affected by suicide...

Disabled Childrens Services And Everton In The Community Half Term Activities

Disabled Childrens Services at Halton Borough Council in partnership with Everton in the Community have arranged activities for disabled children aged 12+ during the February Half Term. These activities are being funded from short breaks for disabled children age 12+ who would not usually be able to access activities provided by universal services. Some indicators as to whether a child would meet the criteria to attend the activities are children who may not have a definite diagnosis, attend special school such as Cavendish, Chestnut Lodge, Ashley, have an EHC plan or receive 15 hour+ individual support in school because of learning needs...

Get Splashed At Hospice Walk – Early Bird Offer!

Registration is now open for this year’s Willowbrook Hospice Moonlight Colour Walk with a limited Early Bird offer of £10 per adult for those who sign up before midnight on 14 February. The walk, which is on Saturday 9 June, is the charity’s most colourful fundraising event with people of all ages and abilities encouraged to join in the fun as they take on either a 6.5k or 10k route with the option of being showered by rainbow coloured powder paint. Entry for children under 16 is £5 and will be £15 for adults who sign up after the 14 February. All walkers will receive a T shirt, a medal and a well-earned bacon butty (or alternative) at the end of walk...

Homeless Halton Concert

The Homeless Halton Concert is coming to The Studio in Widnes. The Voice UK's Mo Adeniran, Max Vickers & local artist Kerry Sheree will be performing. Get your tickets for Monday 12th Feb, priced at only £4. The event has been organised by NCS - National Citizen Service graduates to raise awareness for homeless people in Widnes and Runcorn...

Awareness Walk At Taylor Park

Autism & Asperger Society are organising an awareness walk at Taylor Park, St Helens to celebrate World Autism Day on the 8th April 2018. The walk will be taking place on Sunday 8th April starting at 1:50pm. There will be many things to do such as a children's fairground, information, awareness and funding, starting at 12pm-5pm...

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