Watchdog issues warning over fraudsters

The Charity Commission is warning trustees and donors to strengthen their defences as it fears the pandemic has created environments that are enabling charity fraud. As we enter Charity Fraud Awareness Week (19 – 23 October 2020), charities have reported being victims of fraud or cybercrime 645 times since the start of the pandemic in March, amounting to £3.6 million in total losses to charities. The true … Continue reading Watchdog issues warning over fraudsters

Virtual support sessions for people living with cancer

Like many organisations, the Southport and Formby Cancer Information and Support Centre adapted and innovated in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The centre in Southport is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), it supports people living with and beyond cancer in a range of ways. Dr Graeme Allan, Macmillan GP and cancer clinical lead at … Continue reading Virtual support sessions for people living with cancer

Volunteering roles that can make a difference

Do you live in Sefton and have an interest in speaking up on behalf of others? Is it important to you to make sure NHS health and care services work for everyone? Sefton’s independent health consumer champion – Healthwatch Sefton – has three exciting volunteer roles and wants to hear from people who love talking with others in their community about using health and care … Continue reading Volunteering roles that can make a difference

Sefton Doctors call for people to be ‘breast aware’

About 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime[1], making it the most common type of cancer in the UK. This breast cancer awareness month, doctors in Sefton are coming together to encourage people to be ‘breast aware’. Dr Debbie Harvey, Macmillan GP and cancer clinical lead at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “Breast cancer can affect people of … Continue reading Sefton Doctors call for people to be ‘breast aware’

Wellbeing support online and it’s there all year round

Are you aged between 11 and 25? As part of the focus on supporting positive mental wellbeing in Sefton, Kooth is available online to help with your emotional wellbeing. It is accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use (www.kooth.com). The platform allows children and young people  to access information, gain support from the Kooth community and chat anonymously about a … Continue reading Wellbeing support online and it’s there all year round