“Working together to tackle problems, find the right solutions and build resilience”
A Good Life is an ambitious project provided by Knowsley Disability Concern (KDC), in partnership with Knowsley Pensioners Advocacy & Information Service (KPAIS); Sight and Mind; and Tailored Advice Services in the Community (TASC).
The Project will provide wrap-around, personalised support for adults in Knowsley who are disadvantaged for any reason, be it poverty, disability, age or other circumstances which prevent them from having ‘a good life’.
Help for people in Knowsley facing challenges in their lives
- working with individuals, services and community groups
- tackling the crisis and resolving immediate issues
- building knowledge, skills and resilience
- developing the foundations for A Good Life
We will assign a support worker from our team of ‘Connectors’ who will work alongside you to help you deal with a crisis, overcome the issues and build your skills and knowledge to be able to cope better in the future. We ensure that the wealth of community services available in Knowsley is made available to help improve the situation and move you closer to having A Good Life.
The services behind A Good Life
Knowsley Disability Concern (KDC), a registered charity established in 1983, delivers a range of information, advice and services for disabled people and those living with long-term conditions. We support people to access direct payments as a means to use their individual budget to meet their health and social care needs, deliver community learning and development programmes for adults with learning disabilities.
Knowsley Pensioners Advice and Information Services
Knowsley Pensioners Advocacy and Information Service (KPAIS), a charity established in 1998, delivers a range of services for older people. TASK (TrAder Scheme Knowsley) is a directory of reputable traders to keep older and vulnerable people safe from rogue traders; SHOP for You (Supporters Helping Older People) offers support with shopping, accompanied shopping, befriending support in the home and accessing the community
Tailored Advice Services in the Community
Tailored Advice Services in the Community (TASC) delivers free and confidential welfare benefits and debt advice including representation and support for appeals and tribunals. TASC provides awareness training for groups and other agencies and its person-centred approach ensures that people are digitally enabled.
Sight and Mind
Sight & Mind specialises in supporting people with dementia and/or sensory impairment. Sight & Mind provides free, bespoke support, information and guidance for individuals, families, carers, friends, and colleagues to minimise, as far as possible, the profound detrimental impact on the quality of life, not only of the person themselves, but also of those around them.