Knowsley Town Council Would like to thank Dr Vivien Holt from Lancaster University and Steph Tomlinson for their presentation relating to Stockbridge In Stories”.
Residents in Stockbridge Village have been working on an important project to understand how social isolation can be tackled in their community.
With support from Lancaster University, the group of 10 carried out research to gain an insight into how much locals feel a part of their community and the challenges they face. Local residents were interviewed by the group and asked to share stories about their involvement in the community and their relationships with neighbours.
This is a great example of Knowsley Better Together, when a local community identifies an issue and works with other groups and organisations to find a solution, using their shared resources and expertise.
The research gathered is being shared with Knowsley Council, Villages Housing and the NHS to help them understand the needs of the area better and take action to reduce social isolation.
The findings will be displayed on 16 posters with graphic design by Len Grant at an exhibition called Stockbridge in Stories.
The exhibition will be held at Huyton Library on Friday 18 January, Friday 22 February and Friday 22 March 2019 from 11am to 4pm.