Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Positive Coffee Morning

 

A Positive Coffee Morning with local charities

The Mayor of West Lancashire Cllr Doreen Stephenson attended a Coffee Morning on Thursday 23rd October at The Hayfield Public House in Ormskirk. The morning was a chance to meet people from both charities including the clients, parents/carers, staff and supporters of both the charities-West Lancs Positive Living and Timesavers.

Edward McCarthy event organiser said “The morning was a great success, we raised £160 which will be split between the charities. The morning as a great opportunity for people to catch up and find out about the two charities.”

John Haggart said “The Coffee Morning proved to be a very successful event, and I was pleased that we were able to raise more funding for these two charities that provide care and support for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire. Many thanks to all involved in organising the event and to the people who came and supported us.”

Kath McKinstry said “West Lancs Positive Living was set up in February 2005 by parents and carers who wanted to provide the best possible services for their sons/daughters with learning disabilities and others like them. We provide support using personalised budgets, and also offer a range of activities that enable parents to take a break, and for people with a learning disability to lead a full life, develop a social network and gain confidence and independence. We provide support to people in Supported Living who have chosen who they live with and where.”

Timesavers was set up in 2010 by a group of parents who were concerned by the lack of paid jobs or work experience placements in administration for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire. Timesavers are able to give work experience to people with learning disabilities by providing an administration service for local voluntary sector organisations.

Our charity aims to help overcome barriers to their employability by supporting them to gain further skills and work experience in all aspects of office work such as typing, photocopying, filing and help them to improve their communication skills.

 

For more information on West Lancs Positive Living call 01695 711241.

For information on Timesavers call 07597 297340.

Visit www.westlancspositiveliving.org.uk and www.timesavers.org.uk