New partnership in Knowsley secures major investment from Big Lottery Community Fund
We are delighted to announce the launch this week of ‘A Good Life’ – an ambitious new 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’.
A Good Life will provide help for people struggling with issues, including, but not limited to, welfare benefits and money matters; disability; dementia; anxiety and depression, social isolation and loneliness and general health and wellbeing.
The partners clearly see the stresses on the health and social care system and the ongoing increased demand. A Good Life aims to ensure residents get the help they need and are supported to improve their confidence and become more empowered, independent and resilient. The Project will use the Knowsley Better Together approach and work in partnership with individuals, their families, local provider organisations, voluntary groups and statutory services to deliver successful interventions. In this way, we hope that more people will get the support they need within their local community and avoid or reduce the need for services, such as social care, to step in.
Joyce Greaves, KDC’s CEO said “This funding will make a massive difference in the lives of so many people who need help. We are proud to be leading this new partnership, which combines a wealth of specialist knowledge and skills together with years of experience working with the people of Knowsley.
For more information and to make a referral contact Adele Jordan on 0151 949 5441 or email Agoodlife@kdc.org.uk.
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