Sefton CVS manages several projects including:
The Handy Help is an accident prevention service which carries out small household repairs and minor adaptations, such as the fitting of grab rails.
The project runs two services for older people; ageing well clubs and a shopping service.
The Ageing Well Clubs are for older people who find themselves socially isolated for whatever reason, giving them the opportunity to once again socialise and make friends.
The Shopping Service is a service for older people in Southport & Formbywho are unable to shopfor themselves.
Sefton CVS, in partnership with NHS Sefton, have established a service designed to give people the chance to regain their independence through support in their daily lives. The Reablement Service is designed to help individuals live independently and prevent avoidable re-admissions to hospital, particularly within 30 days of discharge.
The Informal Mentoring Project is a pilot project funded by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) to support male ex-offenders being released from HMP Liverpool. The project staff work within HMP Liverpool to engage prisoners currently serving sentence by preparing them for release and by working with Volunteer Mentors to support the now ex-offender into positive resettlement, signposting to relevant organisations and to ultimately reduce their re-offending behaviour.
Buddy Up is a mentoring project that makes “places to go, things to do” in Sefton more accessible to young people aged 13 to 16 with Special and Additional Needs.
The aim of Sefton Voices is to support and develop a greater voice for children and young people in decision-making and the design and delivery of services. We aim to support organisations to enhance the participation of children and young people in their service and to develop innovative ways of involving and engaging young people.
Sefton Young Advisors
Young Advisors are trained, employed young people, aged between 15 and 21, who support community leaders and decision-makers to better engage young people in community life.
Noted is a Big Lottery funded arts project working with children and young people, staff and volunteers to explore creative approaches to meaningful participation.
BME CDW Project
The main aim of the project, funded by NHS Sefton, is to work with mental health and social care providers to identify and address language and cultural barriers experienced by members of the BME/Migrant community in accessing services, not only in primary care settings but also in other public service and /or community settings here in Sefton. The overall objective of our work is to improve the experience of members of BME/Migrant community in accessing services.
The Work-Ability project is funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and was launched in 2010 to provide support, advice and guidance for disabled people and people with a limiting long-term illness who want to get back into employment.
The VISIT Project (visitors in sustainable integrated transport) focuses on sustainable transport and the visitor economy (tourism) of the Sefton and West Lancashire area. It promotes and develops opportunities for enjoying the area by sustainable transport and by promoting cycling and walking as attractions in themselves.
Prison’s Co-ordination Service
This service enables Sefton CVS to be based within HMP Kennet, and separately HMP Liverpool, to act as the central point of contact for the respective prisons engagement with Merseyside VCF Sector organisations and the wider Sefton/ Merseyside community.
Funded by BASIS Big Lottery funding, Bridging the Gap is a project between Volunteer Centres Sefton, Liverpool and St Helens, working across Greater Merseyside, to improve and streamline access to a wide range of help, support, training and guidance for frontline Voluntary and Community sector organisations.
For more information and contact details for each of these projects, click on the relevant project in the menu on the left.