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Charity training for struggling small charities in Liverpool

THE Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), a provider of free and heavily subsidised support and training for small charities, is coming to the Gateway Conference Centre on London Road to help support Liverpool's small charities who need support to remain afloat. Research by The FSI has shown small charities in Liverpool are feeling the crunch of government spending cuts whilst a staggering 68% have experienced a rise in demand for their services in the same period. Liverpool's volunteers are out in force to support these small charities however, with numbers of volunteers in the City rising by 49%. To support these volunteers and help small charities, the FSI is coming to Liverpool, on 17 April 2019, to run training, heavily subsidised, to develop skills and tackle the rising demand and lack of funding.  Pauline Broomhead, CEO of The FSI commented:- "Our research over the last 54 months shows small charities have seen a decline in funding and an overall 123% increase in demand for services. Therefore it is incredibly encouraging to see volunteering on the rise in the Liverpool, as it is more important than ever to show our support for small and local charities who deliver services to those most in need."  If you work or volunteer for a small charity and would like to attend heavily subsidised training from:- 'The Foundation for Social Improvement;' who are coming to the Gateway Conference Centre, on 17 April 2019.  You can sign up now on online, also for more information on the FSI's 'Taking the pulse of the sector report,' visit:- TheFSI.Org.

Over 21 million people at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning this winter

AS temperatures drop and people turn up their heating, new research from Energy UK's 'CO Be Alarmed!' campaign reveals that 1 in 3 Britons; over 21 million people; are at risk from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning as they don't have a CO alarm in their home; despite 9 in 10 (94%) saying they are aware of the risk. The research also reveals that the people of Liverpool are most at risk, with almost ˝ (47%) saying they did not have a life saving CO alarm. Norwich, Manchester and Leeds are also among the Top 10 Cities most at risk with over 40% saying they don't have a CO alarm. Carbon monoxide can be omitted from everyday household appliances, such as a poorly maintained or faulty boilers or gas cookers. It is known as the:- 'silent killer,' because you can't see it, smell it or taste it, which is why it is so important to have an audible carbon monoxide alarm installed. An estimated 30 people die and a further 4,000 are hospitalised every year from carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK. However, the true number is likely to be much higher as the symptoms can easily be mistaken for flu or tiredness.

Abbie Sampson, Director of External Affairs at Energy UK, said:- "As snow sweeps the country and people turn up their heating, it is worrying that 1 in 3 people don't have a life saving CO alarm which, for around ₤15, could protect them from this silent killer. Follow our simple ABC checklist to stay #COsafe, check you have an Alarm, test the Batteries and make sure you have had an up to date gas Check. And, if you are checking in on older relatives or neighbours, make sure you check that they have an audible CO alarm installed, it could save their life."

The CO 'Be Alarmed!' campaign highlights some simple steps you can take to make sure you and your family stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning this winter:-

Buy and install an inexpensive carbon monoxide alarm; you can get them from DIY stores, high street shops and online; just make sure you check for the safety marks.

Like a fire alarm, check it regularly and make sure the batteries are working.

Just like your car, it's important to have your gas appliances, like your boiler and cooker, serviced regularly.

If you're renting your landlord must ensure this done for you every year by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

Be aware of the symptoms of CO poisoning; which included headaches, nausea and dizziness and similar to a common cold or the flu.

Make sure you have good ventilation from fires and stoves and if you have a chimney make sure it is swept once a year.

PAPYRUS partners with Radio City Talk to highlight child mental health

ON Monday, 4 February 2019, the national charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) is joining Radio City in a 4 hour show, that will run from 11am to 3pm, to mark the start of Children's Mental Health Week.

The dramatic backdrop will feature 226 pairs of school shoes on the steps of St George's Hall, representing the number of schoolchildren who lost their lives in 2017.

The day also marks the 100th episode of Radio City Presenter, Mick Coyle's Mental Health Monday Show.

A range of guests will feature, including parents bereaved by the suicide of a school age child, young people who have struggled in their former years, now with stories of hope to share, as well as politicians and local services that offer support.

"We hope our live show and Lost Childhoods shoes event will shine a spotlight on the issue of young people's suicide and also the wider issues our young people are facing,
said Mick Coyle.

"A big supporter of PAPYRUS, Mick Coyle says our #SaveTheClass campaign has been an inspiration to his interest in, and focus on, young suicide prevention and mental wellbeing, Our staff and advisors will be supporting this event." said Lisa Roxby, PAPYRUS head of marketing and communications.

For practical, confidential suicide prevention help and advice contact:- 'PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK' via calling:- 0800 068 41 41 text:- 07786 209 697 email:- Pat@Papyrus-UK.Org.

Did you know:- In the UK suicide is the main cause of death in young people under 35 and that every year over 1,600 take their own lives? PAPYRUS believes that many are preventable! The charity provides practical advice and support, how to cope, what to say and do, to young people and others concerned that a young person may be at risk of killing themselves.

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