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HEALTHY KNOWSLEY - Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

I’m delighted to share with you that our Shared Lives and Supported Living service has received an ‘Outstanding’ rating following an inspection earlier this year from the care quality watchdog, The Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Knowsley’s Shared Lives and Supported Living service supports vulnerable people living in their own homes and recruits Shared Lives carers to share their homes with adults with support needs.

The inspection outcome is a fitting tribute to the dedicated and committed staff, as well as the positive impact these services have on our residents.

Inspectors rated the service as ‘Outstanding’ overall based on five categories - caring, effective, responsive, well-led and safe.

Inspectors praised the care and support provided and commented it was ‘truly individualised, flexible and responsive’, and how the provision had enhanced, enriched and changed people’s lives. Residents and families also commented that they felt listened to, valued and respected. Well done to everyone involved!

There’s a number of campaigns coming up next month including ‘Know you numbers’ encouraging residents to know what their blood pressure is and the steps they can take to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure. During week commencing 9 September, you can get your blood pressure taken in Volair leisure centres - find out when and where on www.knowsleynews.co.uk

We’ll also be starting our flu vaccination programme in September, which is the best way to protect you and your family from flu.  If you’re pregnant, over the age of 65 years, have a long-term health condition or if you’re a carer, then you’re eligible for the free flu vaccine. 

Flu is very infectious and easily spread to other people. You can help to prevent the spread of flu by washing your hands often with warm water and soap, use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze and bin used tissues as quickly as possible. Find out more by speaking to your GP, pharmacy or midwife or visit www.nhs.uk

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HEALTHY KNOWSLEY - Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

I’m delighted to share with you that our Shared Lives and Supported Living service has received an ‘Outstanding’ rating following an inspection earlier this year from the care quality watchdog, The Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Knowsley’s... Read more »


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