Knowsley Older People's Voice

Archive for May, 2013

Debt warning over older parents

Many older people are getting into debt as they are still looking after dependent children, a charity is warning. StepChange , formerly CCCS, has revealed 50% more over-60s – who are looking after…

Ladybird Live comes to Huyton Library

A Knowsley library is hosting a unique storytelling event for children aged two to five.

Painkillers linked to heart disease

People who take high doses of certain painkillers would be wise to weigh up the health benefits against the increased risk of heart attack or stroke that comes with them, researchers say….

Grandparental care now worth £7.3 billion

Charities Age UK and Grandparents Plus have today launched new analysis revealing the informal childcare provided by grandparents is now worth £7.3 billion a year, up from £3.9 billion in 2004….

Age UK pays tribute to Tim Ablett

Age UK would like to pay tribute to Age UK Trustee, Tim Ablett, who has sadly passed away. As well as being a highly valued Trustee, Tim was also chair of Age UK Enterprises since 2007. Tim has mad…

Hospital leavers ‘lack support’

Many patients experience a lack of support when they are discharged from hospital following a stay in intensive care, a new report claims. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   They are often…

Inspiration for budding writers and readers

Author Kate Maryon is visiting Knowsley to meet residents and talk about her new book, Invisible Girl.

Public art event in Kirkby

Residents in Kirkby can find out more this week about public art planned for the new town centre.

NHS accident and emergency training to expand

More doctors will be given training in emergency care as part of an effort to address staff shortages in A&E departments. The measure is included as part of an overhaul of NHS staff training in…

Prescot Producers’ Market returns

The popular Prescot Producers’ Market returns this Saturday, 1 June.

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