Innovative platform tackling homelessness launches in Manchester

Homeless families are set to benefit from a groundbreaking service that gives them access to employment support and homes so they can move out of temporary accommodation and into their own homes. Manchester City Council has partnered with Beam, a social enterprise that fundraises on behalf of homeless people and connects them with a supportive […]

Early detect, Early protect – New cancer screening website launched

A new website to support healthcare and community professionals in starting conversations about screening for breast, bowel and cervical cancers with people living in Cheshire and Merseyside has been launched.  Every year, around 1,200 people are diagnosed with cancer in Warrington and 540 are killed by the disease in the town. Data shows that approximately […]

UK’s first Kinship Carers Charter is launched

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Frazer Lake with Pauline Thornley, of Liverpool Kinship Carers, signed the Liverpool Kinship Charter on behalf of Liverpool City Council © Liverpool City Council LIVERPOOL has become the first area in the country to launch a charter setting out how it will support kinship carers. The Kinship Charter Liverpool has […]

New HIV support provider opens their doors to Liverpool residents

The Passionate about Sexual Health Partnership (PaSH Partnership) is now delivering sexual health and HIV interventions and support on behalf of Liverpool City Council. The Passionate about Sexual Health Partnership (PaSH Partnership) is a collaboration between BHA for Equality, George House Trust and LGBT Foundation. The partnership collectively holds decades of experience in the field […]

Celebrating young carers in Warrington

The council and its partners are marking Young Carers Action Day by celebrating young carers across Warrington. The council and its partners are marking Young Carers Action Day by celebrating young carers across Warrington. Taking place today, Wednesday 15 March, Young Carers Action Day, is an annual event founded by the Carers Trust. It aims to recognise the work of […]

Blog: Women’s Hubs: “This is ground-breaking work and women are benefitting.”

With the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) launching a £25 million fund to support Women’s Hubs – Sexual & Reproductive Health Commissioning lead for Liverpool, James Woolgar tells us why this new fund is so vital, and how the city is already trailblazing in this field. “Many people will know that the Women’s Health […]

Public health chiefs call on workers to step up handwashing after workplace kitchen swabbing

Public health leaders are warning workers to improve their hand hygiene, after scientists unveiled large numbers of potentially dangerous bacteria and fungi living in communal workplace kitchens. Microbes that are usually spread through faeces, as well as many different types of fungus, were discovered on items such kettles, fridge door handles, coffee machines and microwave […]

Freedom of the City for Dame Lorna Muirhead

Dame Lorna DCVO DBE is to receive the Freedom of the City at a special ceremony on Thursday 2 March in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Midwifery in Liverpool. The Freedom of the City is the highest honour Liverpool can bestow upon an individual. Dame Lorna moved to Liverpool in 1964 with her husband […]

Minister Helen Whately visits Health and Social Care Academy

Minister Helen Whately talking to a student at Warrington’s Health and Social Care Academy On Thursday 9 February, Helen Whately MP, was welcomed to the Warrington and Vale Royal College campus to tour the brand-new Health and Social Care Academy. Helen Whately, who was appointed Minister of State in the Department for Health and Social Care in […]