Sefton Council approve £3.4million funding for warmer, greener homes

At a full council meeting on Thursday, Sefton Council approved the roll-out of a £3 million scheme to retrofit poorly insulated homes in Sefton. The funding, which has been secured from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will be used to insulate the homes of low income families in Sefton. It will cover the entire cost of insulating the home and includes insulation for external walls, cavity walls and lofts. Work to identify eligible homes will start early this year. Sefton Council have already identified 50 eligible homes with local housing provider One Vision Housing. Residents of properties ...
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Children and young people’s views on using mental health services in Sefton being sought

Children and young people, and their families, who have used mental health services in Sefton are being asked to provide feedback to Sefton CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services). People waiting for an can also take part. Sefton has been selected to take part in the ‘4 Week Wait Pilot’, a project to improve waiting times for patients accessing mental health services commissioned by the CCGs in Sefton. In an online survey, Sefton CAMHS is asking young people and their families what they think mental health in the Borough looks like. They also want to understand people’s experience of ...
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Sefton businesses being urged to submit Omicron Grant applications ‘without delay’

Sefton Council is urging local business rates payers in the in the hospitality and leisure sectors to apply for the next round of the Government’s Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme. More information about the scheme and how to apply is available here, and applications are open until Monday 14th February. Reduced trade Businesses that have experienced reduced trade owing to the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant because they are in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors can apply to the scheme. But because of the Government’ requirements applications need to be submitted by Monday 14th February. Businesses that ...
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Sefton set to welcome thousands of golf lovers to Southport

Hillside Golf Club has been named as the host venue of this year’s Cazoo Classic, with a limited number of Launch Price tickets now available to purchase on a first come, first served basis, here. The Cazoo Classic returns for a second year to the DP World Tour schedule from July 21-24 and marks the Tour’s first visit to the historic Merseyside golf course since home favourite Tommy Fleetwood successfully hosted the Betfred British Masters in front of huge crowds in 2019. Designed by Fred Hawtree, the Southport venue is part of the glorious stretch of terrain and celebrated links ...
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Reduce your risk of cervical cancer by getting screened

This week Monday 1th to Sunday 23rd January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week  and health leaders in Sefton want to help even more people protect themselves against cervical cancer. NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are encouraging those eligible aged 25 to 64 to have screening to reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer. The test detects human papilloma virus (HPV) and signs of early abnormal cells. Cervical screening is available to women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 in England. Important Dr Debbie Harvey, Macmillan GP and primary care ...
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Southport market staff take a well deserved break after 6 months of non-stop success

Southport Market staff and traders will take a well-earned break later this month following six months of non-stop work serving an international array of foods and drink. The popular King Street venue will close temporarily from Monday, January 17th to Wednesday, February 2nd. As well as giving the teams some much-needed respite it will allow contractors to add finishing touches and refurbishments to the market space. The break It follows the busiest period yet of Southport Market's opening year. Tens of thousands of customers celebrated Christmas in style with festive film showings, visits to Santa's grotto, stunning decorations and a ...
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Sefton Council is making homes cheaper, warmer, greener

Free energy efficiency measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation may be available free to people living in poorly insulated homes in Sefton thanks to a new scheme being introduced by the Council. The retrofit scheme will make homes cheaper to heat, more energy efficient and better for the planet. It will also help keep properties warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Grants are available to privately-owned properties with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D, E, F or G. To qualify, Sefton residents must have a household income below £30,000 and/or receive a qualifying benefit. If the ...
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New service for Sefton Parents and Families with babies

Mersey Care has secured funding from Sefton Council for a 12-month pilot of the Building Attachments and Bonds Service (BABS) to enhance its early years support for children and families. BABS is a new Parent Infant Mental Health Service in Sefton supporting vulnerable families while mum is pregnant and in the early weeks after the baby is born. It will offer specialist, therapeutic support to families in Sefton to help them build good bonds and attachment with their baby. Important relationship Consultant Clinical Psychologist and BABS Lead Dr Lisa Marsland Hall said: “In BABS we believe that relationships are everything ...
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Omicron not mild – especially if you’re not jabbed, warn Sefton Health Chiefs

Margaret Jones, Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health has reiterated the importance of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. She also warned that without full protection the Omicron variant can still make some people seriously ill, despite it having been described as ‘mild’ by some commentators. Hospital Margaret Jones said: “The news that fewer people are being made seriously ill by Omicron and that the government is considering reducing the time infected people are required to self-isolate is being interpreted by some as the now-prominent variant being mild. “However, unless you are fully vaccinated, which means two jabs and a booster, ...
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Reminder: The deadline to apply for a Primary School place for September 2022 is 15 January 2022

If you require a place for your child starting Primary School in Sefton for the first time in September 2022 the deadline to apply is Saturday 15 January 2022. Applications can be made online via the Citizens Portal. For information and advice please see the following information: Parents Guide – Applying for a Primary or Secondary School Place 2022-2023   Sefton Primary and Secondary  Schools – Admissions Information Booklet 2022-2023  For more information please visit the Sefton Council website ...
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