Wirral Community Connectors Visiting Upton
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16 Oct 2017
community door-knock is taking place in Upton on Wednesday 25 October.
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.
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
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.
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.
West MP Margaret Greenwood, who is a key supporter of Connect-Us, said:
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
area also covers Overchurch and Woodchurch, so anybody who thinks they could
benefit from the project should get in touch with them.
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.”
and Kieran said:
are delighted to have many of our partner agencies represented on our Upton
door knock on 25 October.
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.”
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.
can get in touch with the Connect Us team on 0151 644 4516 or you can reach
them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org