The ‘Staying Well in Knowsley’ guide is now available to download or pick up from a number of locations across the borough.
The guide gives vital information about a range of community-based health and social care services and support available to residents in Knowsley.
At this time of year, more people suffer from a range of illnesses, such as colds and flu that result in unnecessary visits to hospital.
However there is a range of community-based help and support available to prevent residents being admitted to hospital.
The ‘Staying Well in Knowsley’ guide is available from public buildings, including libraries, council one-stop shops, GP surgeries and walk-in centres.
It outlines the range of services on offer, as well as offering helpful advice about staying well during the winter period, and lists everything from information about walk-in centres in Knowsley, to the Falls and Wellbeing Service, Therapy and Technology Practitioners and the PC24 GP Service ensuring that residents registered patients requiring and urgent appointment will have a same day appointment within their community.
There’s also information about Care Navigators who help people access local activities and services to promote health and wellbeing, and useful contacts for the team who provide aids and equipment to help people stay safe and independent at home.
Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “I want to raise awareness of what help and support is available in the community for residents with health and social care needs. This is particularly the case for more vulnerable residents who often have a number of health conditions that, with the right support at or near to home, could avoid a visit or admission to hospital. This guide is a really useful one-stop-shop of the support services available to those who might need some help staying well and independent at home.”