The Knowsley Offer – www.knowsleybettertogether.co.uk/theoffer – launched in 2023. It’s an online resource that includes information, advice, support, services, facilities and much more relating to residents’ priorities and issues and what they need to help them to thrive.
It was developed following extensive consultation undertaken last year when people identified what issues were affecting them and where they needed support in order to thrive.
This includes advice around money matters, help to find a job, how to access health services and support available to help people to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible.
Communities coming together is a key strength in Knowsley. Hundreds of residents came forward to volunteer their time and services throughout the pandemic and more recently through the cost of living crisis. Through the Knowsley Offer consultation, many residents wanted to do more for themselves, their local area and the planet. There’s lots of things you can do:-
- Look after yourself– take steps to improve your health and wellbeing such as eating well, keeping active.
- Look after others – check in on a neighbour, put your elderly neighbour’s bin out, cook an extra portion of tea for a vulnerable neighbour or relative, donate to the Foodbank.
- Look after your place – don’t drop litter, use the litter bins provided when you’re out and about, clean up after your dog, report anti-social behaviour, support local events, volunteer in your local park, shop local.
- Look after the planet– recycle more (all recyclable materials go in your grey bin including cardboard, tins, paper), find out about the range of local food growing clubs and activities in your local area, lower your energy use (turn your thermostat down, turn lights off when you leave the room).
Further information about getting involved in your local area is available on The Knowsley Offer here.