Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership Ltd
Liverpool Through Our Lens
Liverpool Through Our Lens is a unique photography programme delivered in partnership between Community Integrated Care and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool’s leading photographic arts organisation. The programme has enabled people to enjoy special adapted photography lessons in Liverpool City Centre and at the photography club base, Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre.
Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership (LSHP) are proud to have funded the programme and also to have provided space at Kensington Health Neighbourhood Centre for the Photography Groups, supported by colleagues at Community Health Partnerships.
The programme is attended by volunteers from Community Integrated Care's Inclusive Volunteering Programme, each supported by a support worker/ carer to ensure they are best supported for their individual learning or disability needs. With plans for their works to be displayed at public events, including the Word Gymnastics Championship.
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NEW QUEEN OF GREENS FRUIT & VEG BUS TO HELP TACKLE ‘FOOD DESERTS’ AND FOOD INSECURITY
A mobile greengrocers’ delivering fresh fruit and veg to ‘food deserts’ and communities hit by food insecurity across Liverpool and Knowsley has been launched.
The new Queen of Greens bus-shop is a pioneering initiative to boost access to healthy food and help tackle health inequalities.
It visits 29 stops each week including schools, health and community centres including Fazakerley hospital, providing people with better opportunities to shop for nutritious food closer to their home or workplace.
The route takes in neighbourhoods classed as ‘food deserts’, including areas of Everton and Kirkby, where residents have to travel more than a kilometre or walk 15 minutes to reach a supermarket selling ‘green’ produce.
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A very happy half-term
Free story telling sessions, funded by Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership, were held at Childwall Library during halfterm. Author and Professional Storyteller, Jude Lennon, led the sessions for children aged between 4 and 11 years old. As you can see from the photo below, the stories had a very happy ending.
Providing disadvantaged young people with opportunities to make memories, and build confidence
Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership (LSHP) is proud to announce its support for Sea Cadets 2022 ‘On the Water’ programme. The support from LSHP sits alongside funding from BDH Community Ventures, North London Estates Partnership and gbpartnerships foundation, providing fully funded opportunities for 9–14-year-olds from under-privileged backgrounds to take part in a series of water-based activities.
On the Water will take place in Liverpool, Birmingham and London across the Summer, providing participants with the chance make new friends, learn new skills, build their confidence, increase their health and wellbeing through exercise, have fun and leave with a recognised sailing qualification at the end of the programme.
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Improving biodiversity in Litherland
A bee house has been installed at Litherland Town Hall Health Centre, helping to improve biodiversity in the local area.
Kensington and South Liverpool to light up for Covid Reflection Day
South Liverpool Treatment Centre and Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre will light up yellow on 23 March to remember those who have lost their lives, or remain unwell, with Covid 19.
Covid Reflection Day, led by Marie Curie, is a day for people to come together and support those families and those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic. The day is designed to be about showing compassion to those around you and remembering how the pandemic has changed all of us.
As a partnership, Liverpool based LIFTCo, Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership (LSHP), working together with Head Tenant, Community Health Partnerships (CHP), and FM provider Integral, will use the LED lights on the exterior facades of the two buildings.
The buildings will not just be lighting up for Covid Reflection Day but there is more scheduled throughout the year.
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Celebrating the achievements of young people in Liverpool
Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership were pleased to sponsor and attend Sea Cadets ‘On The Water Awards’ held on Monday 29th November at HMS Eaglet in Liverpool. The awards were attended by LSHP Director and Board Member, Ian Tayler, and gbpartnerships’ Executive Chair, Paul Ferry. Ian and Paul handed out certificates and medals to celebrate and mark the achievements of some of the young people who took part in the On the Water programme over the summer.
The ‘On the Water’ programme provided 9 – 14-year-olds from under-privileged backgrounds the opportunity to take part in a series of water-based activities, learning skills, making friends and building confidence. It was sponsored by gbpartnerships foundation.
The awards event was made possible through the support of LSHP and celebrated an amazing set of youngsters and also a fabulous team of staff at Sea Cadets.
Lighting-up Liverpool LIFT buildings to raise awareness for good causes
South Liverpool Treatment Centre and Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre will join together with other prominent buildings across Liverpool in lighting-up to raise awareness for charities and other good causes.
Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership (LSHP), working together with Head Tenant, Community Health Partnerships (CHP), and FM provider Integral, have installed LED lights on the exterior facades of the two buildings.
The first good cause to be focused was World Diabetes Day on the 14th November, with the two buildings light-up blue – as shown in the photos. The initiative came about in response to a request from Liverpool University Hospital FT to join other prominent buildings across the city; New Royal Hospital, St Georges Hall, Cunard Building, Liverpool One and Radio City Tower, who will all light up with blue lights on the 14th November to show their support for World Diabetes Day.
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£2,830 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Southport Centre for Health & Wellbeing
The charity fundraiser, organised by Southport Auto Centre, brought together a classic car and motorcycle display at the Southport Centre for Health & Wellbeing. The event raised funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support and the Southport Cancer Information and Support Centre. Automobiles on show included a three-wheeled Messerschmitt bubble car, a recently restored Schofields lemonade truck, a Smokey and the Bandit car and an E-Type Jaguar.
LSHP Foundation summary of funding, 2019-2020
LSHP Foundation was founded in summer 2019. The foundation concentrated on direct donations but also worked with the Heart of England Community Foundation and the Community Foundation for Merseyside.
Initially starting at £15,000, the fund aims to support projects focusing on health, education, empowerment, and the raising of skills and aspirations of young people within the LSHP geographical boundaries.
The attached report provides a flavour of projects funded over the past year.
Supporting vulnerable children at Christmas
At the end of 2020, the LSHP Foundation provided much needed financial support for over 90 vulnerable children as part of the Picton Children’s Centre Christmas Campaign.
The Children’s Centre, based at the Picton Neighbourhood Health Centre, identified over 90 children in desperate need over the Christmas period due to the severe financial pressures on their families, with the children ranging in ages from new-born to 15 years.
With usual fundraising activities curtailed because of the coronavirus, the funding from the LSHP foundation was used by the Children’s Centre to help distribute toys, pyjama’s, toiletries, selection boxes, hats and gloves and food shopping vouchers to the families in need.
Children’s Centre Area Manager, Liz Parsons commented:
“The help and support that LSHP provided for us at the beginning of the Covid crisis made such a difference and brought so much relief, this generous donation for the Christmas Campaign will be a huge help and go towards some of our most vulnerable families.”
DURING COVID - 19 Pandemic
This week they have donated £1000 to the childrens centres at Picton Neighbourhood Health Centre and also the Kensington Childrens Centre which is next to The Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre.
The donation was greatly received, this statement is from Liz Parsons Childrens Centre Co Ordinator;
“ Firstly can I say a huge thank you! Your donation will allow us to provide families in need with nappies, wipes and other baby items as required. I know that you have a real understanding of the complexities we face in Picton and Kensington with high levels of deprivation, child poverty and asylum families and the current Covid crisis has compounded this. Your kind donation will really make a difference.“
LSHPFoundation School Book Donation
Members of the LSHP team attended the school and presented books and a tasty packed lunch to year 4. Our Consultancy Director Sam McCumiskey talked to the children about the fun and enjoyment of reading. The children and Teachers were thrilled with the books. Some of which will stay in the school library and some of which the children can take home and keep.
In conjunction with the LSHPFoundation, this was the first time Own Books donated in the North West. We are proud of introducing this opportunity to Liverpool and hope to continue to work with Open Books in more schools close to our buildings.
LSHPFoundation believe that every child should have books at home that they can enjoy with their family and friends, as books expand our universe beyond time and place and inspire us to think and learn and grow.
Books help children develop basic language skills and profoundly expand their vocabularies—much more than any other media. Books are interactive; they demand that children think.
They offer a range of creative, interactive and preventative programmes designed to help improve young people’s resilience skills, aspirations and attainment by removing mental health barriers to their social, emotional and academic development.
We are delighted that the LSHP Foundation has been able to assist them in their work. we have granted them £2200 to deliver two eight-week programmes for 15 young people at each programme. The programmes will support young people to explore the connections between mental and physical health. The programmes will support the young people to produce a creative project; short film, play, dance or art project strongly led by the young people themselves. Young people will be given the opportunity to discuss positive and negative mental health and discuss their own if they feel confident to do so. The programme will also equip young people with coping mechanisms for when they’re feeling low and exercise to help them identify their own support network and sources of local support. The funding will contribute towards travel costs, activity costs, overheads and staff and volunteer costs.
These activities will be held across Liverpool and are based in and around the LSHP buildings, therefore having a direct impact on the communities in which we work. we have also offered them the use of our Neighbourhood Health Centres to run group sessions in our extensive meeting rooms or consider drop in sessions or more open discussions in our communal waiting areas, hopefully we will be able to continue our support of this organisation in the coming months.
We hope the young people have hours of pleasure with their Play Station and games and their hand held Nintendo’s.
LSHP and the hospital work closely together and there are numerous outreach clinics operating from within the LSHP estate namely, Townsend Lane, South Liverpool Treatment Centre, Mere Lane, Southport Health Centre and Childwall Neighbourhood Health Centre.
During 2020 we hope to continue our collaboration with the Trust and work together on some exciting projects. Watch this space and we will keep you informed.