National Adoption Week champions the voice less heard

National Adoption week will be dedicated to all those impacted by adoption whose stories are often less heard; adopted people, adopters, birth parents and the Children’s Services workforce. 40,920 adoptions have taken place in England in the past 10 years National Adoption Week 2021 takes place on Monday 18 through to Sunday 24 October. This […]

Officers play against the Moss Side community in a memorial match for Sait Mboob

This weekend local police officers from the City of Manchester South Division played a football match against members of the Moss Side and Hulme community in memory of Sait Mboob, who was attacked and sadly died in August 2017. Sait was a keen footballer and the event was organised by Councillor Lee-Ann Igbon and 84Youth […]

Free education and childcare available for eligible 2 year olds

Parents of children aged 2 are being encouraged to check if you are eligible for funded childcare. Some families can get 15 hours funded childcare a week across the school year (38 weeks) with a childcare provider. If you are in receipt of the following benefits, you may be eligible for the funded places: Income […]


People living in Halton are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities.Halton Borough Council has been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to refurbish the sand-based astro-turf pitch at Brookvale Recreation Centre in Runcorn into a new 100m x 64m LED floodlit 3G Football Turf […]

St Helens Borough Afghan appeal

With St Helens Borough Council playing its part in the resettlement of Afghan refugees, the local authority is working with community groups and charities to coordinate a local response to support those in need. Together with Our Warm Welcome, a St Helens-based charity which supports asylum seekers and refugees in the local community, St Helens […]


Dance the night away to the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s while raising money for the Mayor of Halton’s chosen charities on Friday September 10 at the DCBL Stadium in Widnes. ‘Golden Years of Music’ features live band The Rockin’ Sixties,  a disco with local radio DJ, Roy Basnett, and a three-course meal. […]


Two Halton charities are thrilled to receive a share of a tremendous £18,799.74 raised during the former Mayor of Halton’s time in office, despite the challenges of COVID-19. The Let’s Go Stroke Club and Nightstop Communities North West, the chosen charities of Margaret Horabin, Halton’s Mayor 2019-21, each received half of the grand total to […]

Council meets Manchester LGBT charities to discuss the way forward

The LGBT Foundation, Manchester Pride and George House Trust met with council representatives at the Town Hall yesterday, Thursday 12 August. It was a very productive and positive meeting to discuss Pride and the funding of other LGBT charities. The meeting agreed that: 1. The three charities each have a vital role to play in […]