NEW – Social Groups in Liverpool

There are some new and exciting groups beginning around Liverpool for adults with a learning disability.

You will find information on four new social groups happening around Liverpool on both this post and the Events Calendar so…

Liverpool Links

Liverpool Links is a branch of Creative Support and they offer a drop – in centre for adults over the age of 18 with learning disabilities, mental health or other needs. The centre had a wide range of facilities and runs weekly activities.

If you want to be involved in any of the great activities you need to go along and meet Liverpool Links (which is at 181 – 185 London Road) and fill in a simple referral form. You are then a member and there is no cost to this! Once you are a member you can access the following great activities…

Mondays – Arts and Crafts 2pm – 4pm for £1.50 per session          The theme of the sessions change on a weekly basis so that you can develop new skills and learn more about different art forms (booking is essential)

Wednesday – Cooking Session 11am – 1pm for £3.50 per session          The cookery sessions run in blocks of six weeks and each week you can learn something new, developing a range of skills as you go along. Each block of six sessions will cover something new so you can sign up as many times as you like (booking is essential)

Thursday – Coffee Afternoon 2.30pm – 4pm for £1 for unlimited tea/coffee and biscuits         Enjoy the opportunity to make new friends or socialise whilst enjoying the tea, coffee and biscuits on offer

Friday – Breakfast Club 10am – 12.30pm for £3.50 for a full English breakfast     Join the breakfast club where the menu is varied with items ranging from porridge and toast to a full English breakfast.

Friday – Walking Group 1pm – 4pm for free          The walking group begins and ends at Liverpool Links. It is a great way to get fit and healthy with friends. You will be asked to complete a short risk assessment form before going on the walk.

If you like the sound of these activities, contact Hailey who has referral forms and leaflets – 07914 716 322 or hailey.wood@mencapliverpool.org.uk

P.A.C. Club

P.A.C. is a new social club at The View in Everton (off Everton Road bus routes 14, 17 & 19). The club is open every day of the week! They are having their Grand Opening on Monday 12th May from 10am – 4pm where there will be free entry, a raffle, chicken curry and singers. Everyone is welcome to go along and learn more about this new club

Once the club is up and running you can go Monday – Friday 10am – 12noon, 12.30pm – 3pm or 7pm – 9pm. Each time you go it is £2 per person. The club will be opening on Saturdays and Sundays in the near future so keep looking out for more information!

The club has a pool and darts room, raffles, bingo, bands, play your cards right, discos and karaoke! Go along on the 12th of May to learn more

Your Direction Social

Your Direction is a new social club on Mondays and Tuesday 9.30am – 2.30pm in St Johns Church Hall, Knotty Ash. The sessions are member led so you get a say on what you do each week! You can take your own support at the cost is £15 per session. There will be fun activities as well as skill-building activities like First Aid training and Healthy Living

Lime Hub Activities

The Lime Hub in Kensington is opening its doors on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with some new exciting activities

Mondays at 1pm is the Knit and Natter group! Go along to make new friends, learn new skills and share your passion for knitting. The wool is provided!

Tuesdays at 1pm is Bingo! Entrance is £2.50 per person which covers the cost of 5 games of bingo!

Thursdays at 12.30am – 1.30pm is Dance for the over 50s! The session costs £2 and is a chance to meet new people, enjoy music and dancing and get healthier!

For more information on activities happening at the Lime Hub contact them directly on 0151 233 5085

If you would like any more information on any of the activities get in touch with Hailey – 07914 716 322 or hailey.wood@mencapliverpool.org.uk

Enjoy being out in your Community!

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Pamper Party!

Friday 25th April saw 12 ladies from across Liverpool and Knowsley coming together for a Pamper Party!

The day was organised by the LEAF Project to give ladies supported by AFG a treat and a pamper.

Twelve ladies from across Liverpool and Knowsley were kindly invited to a service in Huyton to spend the afternoon getting treatments, eating a delicious buffet (thank you for that!), lots of cakes and enjoying gossip magazines.

The treatments on offer were a file and polish, a mini facial and a mini massage. Two wonderful ladies from Nails and Beyond Liverpool did the treatments and had a great laugh with everyone and made the afternoon really enjoyable

File and Polish at the Pamper Party!

File and Polish at the Pamper Party!

Thank you to everyone that attended – it was a great success and potentially a monthly occurrence!

The LEAF Project highly recommends Nails and Beyond Liverpool so please do get in touch with them if you would like to have your very own pamper party – nailsandbeyondliverpool.gmail.com

Jazz Up Your Tuesday Afternoons…

The LEAF Project has been sharing exciting activities happening across Liverpool with people supported by AFG across Liverpool, Knowsley and St. Helens

Cliff, is a gentleman supported by AFG in the Knowsley area – he loves music and has his own guitar which he often plays at home for the staff and other tenants. When the LEAF Project Coordinator went to meet with Cliff to find out more about him, she learnt how he dreamt of having his own concert on the Albert Dock one day and showed her his red guitar.

The LEAF Project could straight away think of an activity that Cliff would love – the Jazz Afternoons at the Palm House in Sefton Park!

Cliff went along with his support staff and LOVED seeing the band and listening to the live music.

Cliff enjoying the music from the live band!

Cliff enjoying the music from the live band!

Cliff also enjoyed tea and cake as part of the afternoon

Cliff with his tea and cake

Cliff with his tea and cake

Cliff’s Team Leader said…

“…it was a brilliant afternoon enjoyed by all and Cliff had the privilege of talking to the band – this has been great for Cliff who has not stop playing his guitar since and all of the staff team would like to thank you for all the lovely music!”

If you would like to go along to the Palm House and enjoy the music then get in touch with Hailey – 07914 716 322 or hailey.wood@mencapliverpool.org.uk

Mencap Liverpool Comedy Night

Mencap Liverpool are hosting a comedy night to raise money for all the great work that they do! See below a message from their fantastic fundraising manager, Sarah

‘A day without laughter is a day wasted’ said Mr. Charlie Chaplin…

Mencap Liverpool are holding a Comedy Night on Thursday 24th April @ 7, Upstairs at Leaf on Bold Street to raise funds to help individuals with a learning disability lead independent lives in Liverpool.

Tickets are just £10 to attend and have some great comedy lined up, please follow this link for more information and how to buy tickets… Mencap Liverpool Comedy Night 

Also, we’re collecting jokes and we need your help… please email or tweet us your BEST joke to appear on our ‘joke wall’ on the night and there may even be a prize to be won!

Send your joke to… sarah.lee@mencapliverpool.org.uk or tweet us @mencapliverpool

 And if you can’t make it, you can STILL send us your joke! Text‘MENL33 £3’or whatever you can to 70070 and email your joke to sarah.lee@mencapliverpool.org.uk

We are heading to the ‘twitterverse’ to request jokes too but want as many as possible!

We hope to see you on the night.

ComedyNight

 

Celebrity Disco!

Last night the LEAF Project hosted a celebrity themed disco for people supported by Alternative Futures Group and Mencap Liverpool.

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Over 40 people attended with support staff to enjoy the party at St Agnes Parochial Club in Huyton! We had the wonderful DJs playing everyone’s requests and taking pictures of everyone enjoying themselves – especially some shots of people posing in the fun glasses that were left lying around like the ones the disco ball is wearing above!

There was also a buffet full of delicious sandwiches, sausage rolls, pasta and pork pies followed by cakes and muffins all washed down with some drinks from the bar. Thank you to everyone that brought along food to add to the buffet!

Cheers Cliff!

Cheers Cliff!

On sale last night were raffle tickets at £1 a strip. We had 6 lucky winners who won pamper sets, a cupcake making kit, a spirograph kit, mugs and bubble baths!

The night was rounded off beautifully with three brave people singing karaoke songs by Alicia Keys, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston – we wish there was time for an encore!

The LEAF Project would like to say a big thank you to St Agnes, the DJs, everyone that helped out and everyone that attended last night. I hope to see you all at the Easter Disco on Thursday 24th April!

Toxteth Community Fire Station

The LEAF Project would like to extend a big thank you to Mersey Fire and Rescue, Toxteth Community Fire Station, The FireFit Hub, and The Princes Trust for a fantastic event yesterday.

People supported by AFG and Mencap Liverpool were invited to spend time at the fire station on Tuesday 18th February for a Fire Safety Awareness Session followed by activities provided by the young people from the Princes Trust.

The Fire Safety Awareness was an exciting presentation by the Blue Watch led by Watch Lead, Adam, which showed the watch in action demonstrating how they use the fire engine and hoses. Everyone that attended got to have a go at spraying the hoses at the fire engine – I think the fire service were trying to give it a free clean! One of the members from Mencap Liverpool then got to have a go at rolling up the big hoses to see how heavy they were and how fit the fire fighters have to be!

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After all that excitement, Adam explained to the group how important it is to keep fire alarms working and with batteries in and also told everyone about the other things the fire service do such as; saving people who have fallen into the Mersey or helping people out of car crashes. We all agreed that the fire fighters were very important! We also got the chance to have a sit in the fire engine!

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After spending time with the fire service, the young people from the Princes Trust took us into the new Fire Fit Hub where we had a delicious lunch and a game of Bingo. There were lots of prizes won including chocolates, body care sets and a shower radio! We also got the chance to play pool and have a game of football in the sports hall.

Thank you again to everyone for a wonderful day – hopefully we will be invited back soon!