Wirral Community Connectors Visiting Upton

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16 Oct 2017
A community door-knock is taking place in Upton on Wednesday 25 October.

It is being organised by Connect Us, an exciting project of community connectors, run by Involve Northwest, and will see a multi-agency team engaging with local residents with the aims of encouraging, motivating and supporting them to feel part of their community.

Door knockers will also be able to provide up-to-date information to people on their doorsteps about events and activities that are happening locally so they can get involved if they want to. On the spot referrals to a range of agencies can also be made for people who feel they need support in a certain area of their life.

Sharon Landrum and Kieran Hatton are the designated Community Connectors for Upton ward, and they will lead a team which will include representatives from a number of partner agencies.

The team will be setting off from Upton Victory Hall around 10:50am, and will be knocking on doors in the local area for about two hours. 

Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood, who is a key supporter of Connect-Us, said:

“I recently met with Sharon and Kieran and was impressed by the work that they have already done as community connectors in Upton ward. The service is invaluable in tackling social isolation and improving people’s health and wellbeing.

“Their area also covers Overchurch and Woodchurch, so anybody who thinks they could benefit from the project should get in touch with them.

“They have introduced some great initiatives already, such as a breakfast club at Carrbridge Community Centre on Monday mornings, and they have been working closely with local schools and churches.”

Sharon and Kieran said:

“We are delighted to have many of our partner agencies represented on our Upton door knock on 25 October.

The occasion will also offer us the opportunity to promote The Good Neighbour Scheme. The scheme has been designed to nurture and celebrate community spirit, even just neighbours saying ‘hello’ to each other. Feeling connected to our neighbours and our communities can help to increase our health and wellbeing and reduces social isolation and is in perfect synergy with the aspirations of the Connect Us project.”

As well as Upton, other areas across Wirral which currently benefit from the Connect-Us service are: Prenton, Noctorum and Oxton, Birkenhead and Tranmere, St James, Claughton, Bidston Village and Beechwood, Woodchurch and Overchurch, Eastham, Bromborough, New Ferry and Rock Ferry, Wallasey, Seacombe, Liscard and New Brighton, Leasowe, Moreton and Saughall Massie.

You can get in touch with the Connect Us team on 0151 644 4516 or you can reach them by e-mail at connectus@involvenorthwest.org.uk