Social Inclusion Service
The Knowsley social inclusion service works hard to promote opportunities for people to live full and independent lives by helping them to access groups and activities within the community. The service works with people aged 18-65 and who live in Knowsley. Referrals are welcomed directly from any individual who is eligible or from a GP.
How can we help?
We help those who are feeling isolated to gain access to meaningful activities and build new friendships. The service is delivered by peer support workers (people with lived experience of mental health) and Bridge Builders (qualified advisors). We offer 2 styles of participation:
For people who want their activity to take place in a group setting with support workers with lived experience:
- User-led drop-in
- Peer support groups and activities
- Educational programmes
For people who want their activity/opportunity to be in the community alongside other members of the public, but with the support of an Imagine Bridge Builder:
- Access to healthy living sports and leisure opportunities
- Education and training
- Paid Employment (through the Individual Placement and Support Model)
You may choose to change how you participate as your recovery progresses. It is important to note that some groups have a small fee attached to pay for light refreshments
‘I never used to go out and now I go to the allotment 3 days per week’
For more information on accessing this service please contact Antony Dowell, Operational Services Manager