STAYING WELL IN KNOWSLEY

The ‘Staying Well in Knowsley’ guide, giving vital information about a range of community-based health and social care services, is now available from a number of locations across the borough.

At this time of year, more people suffer from a range of illnesses, such as colds and flu that result in unnecessary visits to hospital. There are now a range of community-based help and support services available to residents in Knowsley to support them safely at home and following discharge from hospital.

The ‘Staying Well in Knowsley’ guide is available from public buildings, including libraries, council one-stop shops, GP surgeries and walk-in centres. It outlines the range of services on offer, as well as offering helpful advice about staying well during the winter period, and lists everything from information about walk-in centres in Knowsley, to the Falls and Wellbeing Service, Knowsley Urgent Response Team and the Urgent Care GP appointment service.

There’s also information about Community Navigators who help people access local activities and services to promote health and wellbeing, and useful contacts for the team who provide aids and equipment to help people stay safe and independent at home.

Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care Cllr Sean Donnelly said:

“There’s a lot of community-based support available in Knowsley for people facing health and social care issues over the winter period. This is particularly the case for more vulnerable residents who often have a number of health conditions that, with the right support at or near to home, could avoid a visit or admission to hospital. This guide is a really useful one-stop-shop of the support services available to those who might need some help staying well and independent at home.”