Why not come and join us at our Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday 28th Sept between 10.30am and 12.00pm.
This will be taking place at our Halton office, Ashley House, Ashley Way West, Widnes, WA8 7RD.
News from the Halton area
Covering the Halton area
Ashley Way West
Telephone: 0151 420 5698
Manager: Jackie Harber
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
A Christmas collection for Halton’s two food banks has been hailed a huge success. At Tesco in Widnes generous shoppers donated 1,125 kilos of food which was then topped up by a further 30% from the retailer. Runcorn and Widnes Foodbanks also raised £225 from the three day neighbourhood food collection earlier this month (December).
Halton Council has announced it is expanding free swimming for children in the borough.
In partnership with the Council's Leisure Centre operator, Places for People Leisure, the Council is piloting a scheme offering free swimming for children in care and has already distributed more than 200 free swim memberships.
The scheme, funded by Places for People Leisure, is for children in care under the age of 18. All children in Halton under the age of eight can already swim for free if accompanied by a paying adult.
The membership entitles not just the fostered child, but the foster parents and their children to a free swim at ‘All Welcome’ times at the Council's three swimming pools.
In order for the carer to swim for free they must attend swimming with a child. However those aged 12 to 17-years-old may go unaccompanied by an adult.
Halton Borough Council's Executive Board Member for Sport, Cllr Phil Harris, said: "Despite the savings the Council faces we will be trialling this scheme to further improve services to young people in care.
Premier Care Warrington are delighted to announce we are are supporting the new Dementia Friends campaign to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to help people in their community living with the disease.
Dementia is arguably the biggest health crisis facing the UK: there are currently 665,065 people in England who have dementia and an estimated twenty-one million people in England have a close friend or family member with dementia – because they live with or care for someone who has dementia. In Halton alone, there were 1290 people diagnosed with dementia last year.
A new round of collective switching is launched on Monday 19th January and Halton householders are invited to be a part of it to see how much they could save on their energy bills.
The Switch Together, Save Together scheme is organised by local charity, Energy Projects Plus, and is backed by Halton Council, alongside the other Merseyside local authorities.
The last Merseyside Collective Switch took place in September and saved Halton residents an average of £217 a year, with the top saver saving £700 a year.
Collective switching works by asking people to register their interest, then using collective buying power to negotiate an exclusive tariff from energy suppliers. The exclusive tariff is only available to those who register for the collective switch.
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