Launch event to be planned for Maghull Town Council’s Age Concer

Maghull Town Council’s Older Person’s Champion Cllr Rita Knight with Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton Chief Executive Dil Daly and Sefton operational manager Dawn Stewart-Ryan.

 

Maghull Town Council will launch its new partnership with Age Concern with a special event at the town hall - and you're invited to attend.

Labour Councillors on the council have created the partnership with the charity to provide new services to the town's older population.

Maghull Town Council's Older Person's Champion, Labour's Cllr Rita Knight, has been working with Age Concern on the scheme.

Cllr Knight said: "The partnership Maghull Town Council and Age Concern is working on is really exciting.

"We will be providing some brand new services for the benefit of the town's older people, including regular information and advice sessions, counselling, befriending coffee mornings, IT training and support, cooking classes, walking and cycling groups, and much more.

"This is just the start of what I hope will be a very productive and effective partnership."

Cllr Knight said Maghull Town Council and Age Concern were also keen to get members of the community involved.

Cllr Knight said: "We want younger people to get involved and provide some of the sessions, such as computing and IT. So anyone in Maghull who thinks they have the expertise in anything which may be of interest to older people, we want them to come forward.

"But to ensure that these people aren't just giving and getting nothing in return, we are looking at getting an accredited scheme in place so that they can put on their CV that they've provided training or support and they come away with a qualification.

"So that will be young and old working together within the community in each other's interests.

"This partnership has lots of great potential and I am confident that people will want to get involved."

Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton Chief Executive Dil Daly said this was the first time the charity had partnered with a town council.

Dil said: "We are delighted to be able to extend the range of Age Concern's services to the older people of Maghull on a more structured basis.

"While we have provided lots of services in the past in Bootle and Southport, this is the first time we have been able to set up a base in Maghull and we look forward to working and creating a positive partnership with Maghull Town Council.

"This partnership will enable us to make sure that older people within the area have all their needs met."

Age Concern's Sefton operational manager Dawn Stewart-Ryan added: "Through this partnership, people will be able to access Age Concern services right in their own community. Maghull Town Hall is a great facility which enables Maghull Town Council and Age Concern provide services which the people of Maghull want and need."