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Each week will be a mixture of the facilitators giving a short interactive presentation, each person will have their own workbook each week that will have the info from the presentation included along with places and spaces to make notes complete short activities. Lunch will be provided by Plan Bee coffee shop based around the corner so we will order in the morning and you will be able to collect it at lunchtime. We will also be undertaking as part of this programme some creative activity and in the afternoons after lunch will be upcycling small pieces of furniture – taking something that is worn out/broken and giving it a new lease of life!!!

Every Wednesday - starting Wednesday 18th August and will run for 8 weeks (8 x full day sessions). Each session will run from 9.30am – 2.30pm – Travel expenses and lunch will be provided.

 Open to anyone over the age of 19 and is currently unemployed. This programme is facilitated by 2 fully qualified development coaches and facilitators with Halton & St Helens Voluntary and Community Action.



or email for more infomration.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10.30 – 1 there is opportunities to go along The Wonky Garden, to do some flower arranging with tea, coffee and biscuits provided and a natter. They are happy to accommodate groups of people or anyone who is happy enough to go along on their own.

Have a look at their Facebook page under “The Wonky Garden” for many videos and lots of information:

Feel free to contact them directly on 07976373979.


It has been announced that RLWC2021 and the UK Government have confirmed their intention for the tournament to be staged in 2022. 

The extremely difficult decision was taken by the RLWC2021 Board, which includes representation from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the International Rugby League (IRL) Board.

This follows extensive and urgent consultation conducted by RLWC2021 Chief Executive Officer Jon Dutton and his team, which engaged players, competing nations, the Rugby League Players Association (Australia), UK Government, hosts, commercial and broadcast partners.

The full press release can be found below.

Calling all creatives! Join writers, critics and editors Laura and Mike (co-founders of The Double Negative online arts and culture magazine) for a special 'show and tell' at Culture HQ, at Runcorn Shopping City. Eat (yes, there will be snacks), chat, meet new friends, and:

- SHOW your work (finished work, work-in-progress,or sketches) on the walls of your pop-up gallery

- TELL a supportive, friendly group of like-minded artists what it is that you're making, how, and why

- ENCOURAGE others by telling them what you see in their work, asking questions, and recommending references that they might like (books, films, music, articles, essays, poems, etc.)

- GENERATE ideas, and communicate them, with guidance from professional critics in a positive, practical and no-pressure environment.

All are welcome!· This is a free in person event at Culture HQ - which is situated within Runcorn Shopping City

Did you know that Halton is Borough of Culture this year? Find out more over on

If you have any questions at all, please do contact at!

#halton2021 @Halton2021 for all things Halton Borough of Culture

What/Where is Culture HQ?
Culture HQ is an artist-led space at Runcorn Shopping City (the former Bon Marche unit) and the nearest carpark is Car Park 3 (Argos Entrance).

If you have any questions about Culture HQ please email Claire at

Focus Employment Hub Limited are now offering free walk, talk and focus sessions to people of all ages with long term health conditions or disabilities. This is an opportunity for you to improve your health and look at your personal and professional goals in an informal setting.

Four walks will be on offer of around an hour in length, go at your own pace. Benefits include talking to others in a non-judgemental way, improving your emotional and physical health, connecting with nature. The walks will be based in St Helens, but individuals are welcome from across Merseyside.

On-going support will be offered and next steps to where you want your journey to go?

On-going support may be:

• Emotional and practical support
• Looking for and finding work
• Providing a listening ear in a confidential and non-threatening environment
• Help with college and job applications, along with volunteering
• Support as a disabled person through further and higher education
• CV writing
• Signposting to other services
• Counselling, advocacy and life-coaching
• Support with benefits
• Housing
• Employment Consultancy
• Equality and Diversity Training

Initial interview and consultation to tailor the walk around the individuals needs and look at your personal and professional goals.

For more information contact John Perry on 01744 453696
Or mobile : 07860802867
Email :

Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury is a leading provider of high quality social care and family support for children, families, and communities.

They are looking to recruit a PART TIME (14hrs) COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER

SCP17 - £24,491 pro rata (Funded until 31 August 2022)

Plus, essential car allowance Principally across Palace Fields, Castlefields and Murdishaw

Within the third sector, role security and contract term may depend upon the organisation's funding and charitable grants.

Caritas require a Community Support Worker to provide a high quality Family Support Service in Runcorn, principally across Palace Fields, Castlefields and Murdishaw. As part of our Support Team, you will work in partnership and directly engaging with local families and communities who are experiencing difficulties in their life. You will be able to identify and build on family strengths, improve self-esteem, increase levels of confidence and encourage participation in the wider community whilst accessing services which enhance quality of life, thus reducing anti-social or unhealthy, risk-taking behaviour and improving mental health. You will also be flexible and have competent IT skills. Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury is a leading provider of high quality social care and family support for children, families, and communities.

Due to the sensitive nature of the post, offers will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The post holder must hold a full UK Driving Licence, with the use of a car insured for business purpose.

Closing date: 16th September 2021 

Interviews will be held at Head Office in Wallasey

To apply please contact Head Office on 0151 652 1281 or email and a pack will be sent out to you

Alternatively, Job Packs are available on the website:

Completed applications should be returned by post to: Ms Trish Spencer Deputy Chief Executive Caritas Head Office Wheatland Lane Wallasey Wirral CH44 7ED

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Strictly NO Agencies.


Application form, job description and person spec attached.

This year, Everything is Possible will once again be salvaging good quality reusable camping equipment left behind at Leeds Festival. For the past 12 years, they have passed on to local community organisations, tonnes of camping items which are left behind at Leeds Festival; equipment which has often only been used for one weekend.

If you would like them to collect camping equipment for your organisation, please fill the attached form and send your application (in Word format) to by Monday 16th August 2021 (DEADLINE). They will let you know if your application has been selected the following week.

Collection time:  Tuesday 31st August 2021 (11.00-13.00)

Collection point:  Leeds Festival (more info will be sent to you a few days before the event about the collection point)

COVID-19: A few days before the collection, we will send you any rules in place by the Leeds Festival regarding the COVID-19. Everything is Possible considers our volunteers Health and Wellbeing as paramount. If we consider the project to be unsafe we will not mobilise participants on activities, and we would then let you know in the case the salvage operation is cancelled.

Points to Note:

  • They will let you know if your application has been selected by the 22nd August.
  • A few days before the collection date, they will send you all information you need to collect your equipment.
  • Volunteers will pick the best camping gear for you after the festival.
  • If selected you just need to go on Tuesday 31st August, between 11.00 and 13.00, with a big vehicle to pick up your order at Leeds Festival.
  • They ask for a small donation of £25 for the Salvage Package, which include a maximum of 5 tents (pop-up, 2men tents, or/and 1*4men tent) ) and a few sleeping bags, mats, camping chairs to fill a builder bag! Donation will help us to pay for meals for the volunteers who will be spending the day picking up your camping gear.
  • They will be joined by 30 young people passionate by recycling, with one rule in mind: quality. If it’s damaged, they don’t take it! But if you want you can also check the equipment in case something was missed, when you come to pick it up. If you are not satisfied with an item they will replace it with another. Have a look at previous feedback here.
  • As all the equipment has been used at the festival, and the volunteers don’t have the time or equipment to properly clean it on site, they recommend you clean all equipment fully before use. It also depends on the weather conditions.

For more information about Everything Is Possible, and the work they do, please see the link below:


Thanks to support from the Cheshire Community Foundation and the Steve Morgan Foundation, Warrington Disabilty Partnership have free exhibition spaces at their 30th anniversary Disability Awareness Day on Sunday 12th September for up to 120 voluntary sector organisations who operate from Cheshire or Warrington.

To book your spot:
For more information: or ring 01925 240064



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.

To access the information, please click on the link below:

Free funding webinar: unrestricted funding for voluntary organisations & groups 

Come along to an informal lunchtime session to find out how your good cause can benefit from unrestricted funding via easyfundraising.  easyfundraising is a free to use fundraising platform which enables good causes to benefit from free donations from leading retailers. In the session, you’ll find out how easy it is to raise funds this way, and you’ll get all the information you need to begin doing so.  easyfundraising is already trusted by 170,000 voluntary groups, CICs, social enterprises, schools, grassroots sport clubs, churches and charities.  

Places at the event are limited, so please register below if you’d like to join us: 

When: Monday 16th August 

At: 12.30pm 

Duration: 30-45 mins 

Book you place here: 

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.