Community Services

Building resilience, reducing social isolation and improving Health & Wellbeing

Caring Connections has operated for over 27 years’ experience in supporting the community of Knowsley and across the wider Merseyside region. We have expanded our charitable services over the past two years since our current Chief Executive was appointed and have been successful with several funding grants during this period. This has increased our capacity and the number of people we can support.

Our services are particularly beneficial to those facing social isolation and loneliness as well as those affected by mental health issues.

Such issues have a profound effect, not just on the individual and their overall well-being, but also the wider family Issues include increased anxiety and concern about loved ones and feeling potentially “powerless” they can’t help as they require professional support which can be costly privately or takes time if via the NHS route.

Using the professional knowledge and experience of our Counsellors, we can develop the most appropriate therapeutic approach for everyone we see and work towards a number of positive outcomes.

We are unique in our approach to support those who require additional support, face multiple inequalities and who otherwise would reach crisis point without intervention because we are able to adapt to their specific requirements.

The Barbara Bettle Foundation has been set up to support members of the Knowsley community whom have been affected by Suicide and raise awareness of support services / community programmes for individuals whom maybe feeling suicidal. 

Suicide Awareness Scheme

Caring connections has developed the ‘suicide aware’ scheme, aiming to recognise business / organisations dedicated to reducing suicide across the Merseyside region. For an organisation to achieve this accreditation they must have a minimum of 2 ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training) practitioners within their organisation and have a mental health policy.

Caring Connections secured funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver a project, called My Life My Place, to support the local community in Knowsley to engage with heritage.

The aim of the My Life My Place project is to engage older people across Knowsley in heritage activities, to reduce social isolation and celebrate the fascinating stories residents have to share.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Caring Connections secured funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver a project, called My Life My Place, to support the local community in Knowsley to engage with heritage.

The aim of the My Life My Place project is to engage older people across Knowsley in heritage activities, to reduce social isolation and celebrate the fascinating stories residents have to share.

The JohnPaul Project is a charitable service which aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of veterans and their families across Merseyside through targeted psychological therapies and support programmes. The project was set up in memory of local veteran JohnPaul Finnegan who sadly lost his life to suicide after a lengthy battle with PTSD.

Connecting people with quality care