Community Groups

Age UK - Befriending service

Age UK run a befriending/telephone service that offers support and companionship to older people who are socially isolated and are in need of friendship. A volunteer can provide regular visiting and/or telephone calls and also help access other services (e.g. bringing books from the library).

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/midmersey/our-services/living-independently/befriending-service

Telephone: 0300 003 1992

Email: enquiries@aukmm.org.uk

Community Centres

Interested in enrolling in a new course, want to start a new activity, need a local venue for a meeting or event, thinking of volunteering? Then contact your local Community Centre to find out more…

Websitewww.communitycentres.org.uk

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Society provides reliable up to date information and will inform people affected by MS, their families and carers about what practical, emotional and financial support is available.

Telephone: 07521 166590

Website: www.mssociety.org.uk

Email: sthelens@mssociety.org.uk

The Youth Service Offer

St Helens Youth Service provides a three day per week youth offer. It is packed full of different things to do, from arts and sports to health and volunteering, and much more.

Website: yaz.sthelens.gov.uk

Volunteering

Want to give something back? Looking for experience? Have a few hours to spare? Whatever the reason, make it happen! We have opportunities in various areas; check out the website for opportunities.

Telephone: 01744 371 111

Website: www.sthelenswellbeing.org.uk

Email: chcp.sthelens@nhs.net

Vee's Place

Vee’s Place is a warm and welcoming community support centre, based in Prescot. They provide support for people experiencing disability, poverty, social or economic circumstances and the elderly; ultimately improving their conditions of life.

Telephone: 0151 289 3602

Website: www.veesplaceprescot.co.uk

Email: info@veesplaceprescot.co.uk

Stroke Association (Aphasia Support)

The Stroke Association provides high quality, up-to-date stroke information and will inform stroke patients, their families and carers about what practical, emotional and financial support is available.

Telephone: 01744 646160

Website: www.stroke.org.uk

Email: jean.hobbs@stroke.org.uk

What's on in Downall Green and Garswood

Community Hall and Playing Fields, Billinge Road

Sunday: Garswood and Seneley Juniors (matches)

Monday: Garswood School of Dance from 16:00

Tuesday: Brownies and Guides from 18:00

Wednesday: Drama from 16:00

Thursday: Rainbows and Brownies from 17:00

Sessions for 10 to 18-year-olds:
Table tennis, first and third Thursday
Body weight fitness, second Thursday
Boxing fitness, third Thursday
Nerf battles, fourth Thursday

Friday: Baby sensory sessions from 10:00

Saturday: Garswood School of Dance from 09:00
Garswood and Seneley Juniors (matches)
Garswood Stags AFC (matches)

Garswood Primary School, Hamilton Road

Thursday: 09:00-10:30, Tots Club; £1.50 (includes tea/coffee for parents/carers)