Speaking Up at the Get Involved Group

Friday 13th November (unlucky for some!) was the day of Seftons Get Involved Group meeting.  This month it was held at The Dunningsbridge Centre.

The theme for the meeting was Speaking Up.

As usual we started the meeting with an update on what is happening across all of our groups, John told us about New Centre Stages Christmas show this year it is going to be ‘Joseph’. John told us that there will be performances on Friday 27th  November at 2pm and then on Wednesday 2nd December and Friday 4th  December both at 7pm, tickets cost £4 and can be purchased from the Space Centre on Marsh Lane if you want ticket you can call them on 0151 944 1509.

We also found out about Canalside  which is the cafe that New Directions run its open in the week until about 2pm and they woul very much like people to go along for their lunch we would be very welcome. The Cafe in in a lovely location in the Eldonian Village and ovelooks the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Phil told us about his work around hate crime and  about how he had won The Anthony Walker Foundation Award for his work which was presented to him at The Titanic Hotel at a Gala Dinner. Phil was pleased to tell us that he had made the front page of the Champion Newspaper. Well deserved it was too.

People First members had attended the launch of the Get Healthy Get Active project at Crosby Lakeside this was great fun and only the start of lots of opportunities to get involved in more physical activity across Sefton.

Part of our job was to consult about what is happening in  Sefton today we talked about the supported living review that is happening for people who live in supported houses across Sefton. There is going to be 2 events held in the North and South of the borough to look at different ways you could be supported in your home in the future.

Our theme for the day was Speaking up we talked about what speaking up is and why we need to do it, we had great fun acting out right ways and wrong ways to speak up.

We all did a worksheet about what we  speak up about in our lives, people are speaking up more and more which we think is amazing what we have to do now is encourage more people to do the same.

Our next Get Involved Group meeting will be on 15th January 2016  and the theme will be ‘You said we did’ which is a look all of the work we have done in 2015 and how we have used it.


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