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Housing and Health – Tuesday 17th October, 10am-12pm at St Aloysius, Crossword Crescent, Huyton, L36 2QE.

The Knowsley Engagement Forum would like to invite community members to an engagement session focussing on the relationship between housing and health. Housing can have a major impact on health with the right home being essential to health and wellbeing in a variety of ways. Public Health England has identified 4 areas to understand the relationship between housing and health;

• A healthy home
• A suitable home
• A stable, secure home
• Healthy communities and neighbourhoods

The session will aim to listen to community members views on the link between housing and health in Knowsley and will contribute to the update of the housing Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

The session will take place on Tuesday 17th October 2017, at St Aloysius, Crossword Crescent, Huyton, L36 2QE.

Please circulate the invitation widely among your networks.

If you would like to attend, please contact through email or on 0151 449 3954.

Jen Casey
Engagement Officer – Knowsley Engagement Forum & Partnership Boards
Tel: 0151 449 3954

The Old School House,
St. Johns Road,
L36 0UX

Safeguarding Training

Being disabled in Britain

Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal

(Equality and Human Rights Commission report)

Being disabled in Britain is a review into disability inequality in Great Britain. It builds on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s statutory five-yearly report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales, Is Britain Fairer?.

We want this report to be used by UK and devolved governments to make improvements to law and policies, by local government to ensure services meet the needs of disabled people, and by disability groups to strengthen their case for change.

The report includes chapters on six areas of life, including education, work, health, justice and participation in politics, looking at where there has been progress and where there are still serious issues to be tackled. It also looks the experiences of those with different impairments and how these impact on people’s life chances.

We have also produced supporting data tables of the evidence behind the report.



read the report here  or on the picture below

Being Disabled in Britain


Autism & Mental Health Documentary

As part of their community project, a recent cohort of Prince’s Trust 16 – 25 year-olds decided to create a video to raise awareness of autism and associated mental health issues in Knowsley.

Carer’s Rights and the Care Act 2014

Carers Rights
and the Care Act 2014

Luke Clements

The Care Act 2014 repeals most of the principal adult social care statutes (as they apply in England ) – the laws that oblige social services’ departments to assess and to provide services for disabled, elderly and ill adults as well as their carers.

A major problem with the 2014 Act is revealed in its long title – namely that it is an ‘Act to make provision to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers … .’ The problem being in the word ‘adults’: many of the ‘community care’ and ‘carers’ statutes also had provisions relating to children (ie young carers; disabled children and parent carers). As a result of a vigorous campaign by a number of disabled children’s and carers’ activists / organisations many of the problems concerning the rights of young carers, disabled children and parent carers have been addressed – but in large measure via the Children and Families Act 2014. These changes are considered at the end of these notes under the heading ‘Provisions relating to disabled children, young carers and parent carers’

read the full report

Knowsley Carers’ Strategy 2017 – 2019 – Provider launch event

Knowsley Carers’ Strategy 2017 – 2019 – Provider launch event
Save the date!
Monday 12th December
9.45am – 1pm (to start 10am)
The Venue, Civic Way, Poplar Bank, Huyton, L36 9GD

Could your organisation help deliver Knowsley’s Carers’ Strategy?

The new Knowsley Carers’ Strategy 2017-19 has been written in the light of the Care Act 2014, to focus support for carers on maintaining or regaining the health and wellbeing of carers and the people they care for, and prevent deterioration where possible , including the breakdown of the caring relationship.

The Knowsley Carers’ Strategy 2017-19 has been shaped extensively by carers themselves through the Carers’ Strategy Group which meets monthly and also two surveys of carers.

Come and hear about the Knowsley Carers ‘ Strategy 2017-19, and our action plan to deliver it, and tell us how you can help deliver it.

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please register at:
Please email Adele Gregory on adele.gregory@knowsley.gov.uk if you have any queries.

Get Ready For Winter


New hope in battle against Alzheimer’s

This summer scientists published some exciting results from an early stage trial of a potential new medicine for Alzheimer’s called Aducanumab.

Larger trials will be conducted to ascertain whether Aducanumab can really help to reduce problems with thinking and memory loss in those developing Alzheimer’s.

If you or somebody you know would like to take part in this or other dementia studies, you can register your interest online at:

Join dementia research:





Planning for later life