Apprenticeships Fair is just the job

Warrington & Co. is gearing up to host the seventh annual Apprenticeships & Jobs Fair. Always hugely popular, and regularly attracting around 900 young people, the event is usually held at the Engine Rooms at Birchwood Park. However, the current restrictions mean things will be done differently this year, with a special online event.  Hosted on […]

Free digital skills training sessions launched

The Women’s Organisation has launched a new series of fully funded, accredited training courses, open to men and women living within the Liverpool City Region. Funded by The European Social Fund, the level 2 and 3 training courses, such as Digital Marketing, Stepping into Management, Resilience, and Presenting Online, are accredited meaning participants will gain […]

‘READING FRIENDS’, VIRTUAL READING IN LOCKDOWN

Halton Borough Council is excited to announce it is starting two Reading Friends Groups,  from our libraries. They bring people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. Library staff use reading – whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else – to start everyone chatting. There are two groups starting in February […]

JOINT WEBINAR ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, MONEY AND DEBT

Halton and Warrington Borough Councils will be holding a joint webinar about mental health, money and debt on Wednesday 17 February.One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, a significant number of us will also experience money problems. Many of us are too afraid to talk about this.  The free webinar […]

Liverpool City leaders thank parents and carers for work during lockdown

Paper chain family held up to sunset City leaders have written to parents and carers in Liverpool to thank them for their work during lockdown. In it, acting mayor, Cllr Wendy Simon and Cabinet member for education, Cllr Barbara Murray, acknowledge the “exceptional demands” being placed on them trying to hold down a job and […]

Read, talk, share – new Reading Friends scheme launches in Liverpool

Liverpool’s libraries have received essential funding to help tackle loneliness and isolation. The grant will see the roll out of the national Reading Friends scheme which forms part of the city’s commitment to supporting mental health and ensuring people don’t feel they are on their own during these challenging times. It will enable the library’s team to […]

SWITCH TOGETHER AND SAVE TOGETHER

This past year has seen a huge change in the way many of us live and work. With more people working from home, there has been a significant increase in energy bills, and many are struggling. The Merseyside Collective Switch helps local people find cheaper energy tariffs, and reduce their energy bills. Set up in […]

Are you made of the “write stuff”? – #LiverpoolWrites launches

LIVERPOOL City Council is asking everyone in the city to pick up a pen or tap away at a keyboard in 2021 as it launches its Year of Writing this Friday [22 January]. Co-ordinated by Writing on the Wall, #LiverpoolWrites will be a celebration of writing in all its forms, and will see writers, artists, and […]