Social care services at Lime
and Sedgemoor in spotlight
THE next phase of a campaign to promote
Liverpool City Council's social care services is getting underway. 'The Care to Know Campaign' is designed to raise the profile of adult social
services and public health services to help people to stay independent for as
long as possible and improve their wellbeing.
Now 2 short films have been produced featuring the Lime Hub in Kensington and
Sedgemoor Dementia Support Centre in Norris Green.
Sedgemoor Dementia Support Centre provides a day service for individual's
including facilities such as a 4D interactive suite and a sensory garden.
The Lime provides day services for people who have a learning or physical
disability with facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool and 4D sensory room, as
well as a community cafe.
Each of the films showcases the innovative features of both services and through
interviews with the staff, service users and carers, highlights the benefits it
has brought to their lives.
Cabinet member for adult social care and health, Councillor Roz Gladden, said:-
"We want to help people understand what services are available and how
they can access them. We understand that health and social care can also
be seen as a maze, with patients and carers finding it difficult to find
credible and reliable information and people can be reluctant to ask for help.
By raising awareness of what services are on offer for individuals with low and
moderate needs that can help people to keep their independence and self manage
their health now, will help to prevent people from needing more critical care in
the future, which is really important due to the 58% cut in council funding from
The films can be found at
will also be aired on Liverpool TV station Bay TV (Freeview channel 8 and Virgin
channel 159) for the next 6 weeks. The campaign website also has further
information on the range of care and support services funded by Liverpool
Council, Adult Social Services and Public Health.
Self balancing scooter users
OVER the last few years more and more
people have been getting use to devices like the infamous Segway "personal
transportation device", but they have come on a long way now and the
latest evolution of it, called Self Balancing Scooters are being sued the world
over. Sadly, with recent surge in sales, thanks to them becoming ever popular
among footballers and rap stars, the UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has
looked into the use of them, following complaints. The authorities found that
under both European and British schemes it is illegal to ride on public roads
and also under UK laws, the pavement as well! This is down to the fact they
don't meet the requirements to be registered under either the European or
British schemes for road legal vehicles. Plus as they are powered vehicles, they
are illegal to ride on the pavement, under Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835,
England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, where the Act does not apply,
they are still illegal! The scooters then fall foul, on pavements, under the
Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, but like in other parts of the UK, they can be ridden
on private property, but only with the landowner's permission. This has also
opened up questions about Mobility Scooters and also insurance for them as well!
As although insurance for mobility scooters or power chairs is not a seen as a
legal requirement, under a EU Directive it is, as first highlighted back in
April 2015, following a EU court case decision. No matter what it is always
highly recommended you have insurance even if on private property for any
personal transportation devices, including Self Balancing Scooters and Mobility
Pupils bag £250 at
Church Square Shopping Centre thanks to winning artworks
ARTISTIC pupils at a St Helens
school have bagged £250 thanks to Church Square Shopping Centre.
Shoppers voted for their favourite work among the dozens of paintings and
drawings by pupils at Parish Church of England and Garswood Primary Schools,
which were on show at the busy shopping centre as part of the Yellow Door
Top of the votes was Parish Church of England Primary School, in Charles
Street, St Helens, which now gets a prize worth £250 to spend on equipment.
Young artists from Parish Primary, in Charles Street, St Helens, headed over
to see their paintings and drawings on display, and to meet Church Square
Shopping Centre Steven Brogan.
Teacher Catherine McDonald said:- "We were all absolutely delighted
that the management here at Church Square allowed us to display the
children's artwork. I know many parents and grandparents have been along to
see the display.
It made the children very happy indeed and helped give them a sense of
achievement and pride. It's been a really good exercise in community
involvement and, as a school, we were absolutely thrilled to put the art
work on show. We run a gifted and talented art club at the Parish Church of
England Primary School which most of our pupils access at some point during
the term. We have around 190 pupils at the school; art and being creative
are things we take very seriously in school. The work on display at Church
Square was completed in the summer term before school broke up for the
holiday. I normally teach reception children but I am involved in art
projects within school. We are currently working on one collective picture,
which is going to go on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool."
Church Square Shopping Centre manager Steven Brogan, says he was pleased
with the display of artwork produced by the pupils at Parish and Garswood
schools. "They certainly worked hard and, while some of the pictures
were very good, others were absolutely wonderful. I know the display has
been popular and we are pleased the children and their families have enjoyed
seeing the paintings and drawings.
It's important to us that we engage with the community we serve here in St
Helens and I've no doubt that we have some very talented artists in the
town. Well done to them all."
Parish Primary pupil Megan Rigby's picture was inspired by artist Henri
Matisse's self portrait while fellow pupil Kaitlyn Cook created her own
alien. 7 year old Megan said:- "I enjoyed it. It took me about
half an hour to do and drawing a chair was the hard bit. I liked seeing my
picture on show."
Caitlin, who is aged 5, added that she was very pleased with her alien and
also loved seeing it up on display at the shopping centre.
Church Square Shopping Centre is open daily and home to a range of big name
stores; such as River Island, BHS, Boots and Superdrug; along with
independent retailers plus the busy St Mary's Market. Details on what's
happening at the centre