In your community, with other people (Community Support)

Community Support

Spending time out and about in the community is really important for all of us, and Merseyside communities are some of the best to be a part of. With our Community Support service, we’ll support you to get out and about in Liverpool, feel more confident on your own, learn life skills and make new friends.

What is Community Support?

Some people prefer to have somebody with them to give them some support when they need it while they’re out and about in the community – and that’s where we can help.

With our Community Support service, you’ll have a support worker who’ll go out and about around Liverpool with you, keep you company and support you to do what you want.

We can show you all the fab ways you can get involved with things near where you live – like clubs and activities – and support you to get involved. We even have two brilliant day centres of our own with loads to see and do.

Who’s Community Support for?

Community Support is a service for people who are living with:

  • a physical disability;
  • a learning disability;
  • an acquired brain injury;
  • sensory impairment; and/or
  • a mental health condition.

If that sounds like you, you’re over the age of 16 and don’t quite feel ready or able to go out in the community on your own, Community Support can help you.

What will Community Support do for me?

Community Support can help you to enjoy life and get more confidence and independence. There’s lots of different ways your support worker can help you with practical advice and help.

You can get help with:

  • learning and education opportunities;
  • jobs;
  • budgeting and managing your money;
  • making friends and getting social skills;
  • travelling on your own;
  • getting more confidence;
  • going to services which can help you get more life skills; and
  • general information and advice as you go through life.

How Community Support works for you

Before you head out into the community, your support worker will ask you about your hopes and dreams, what you want to do in the community and what you want to get from it.

You’ll then create a support plan together, based on all of these things.  We might give you some ideas of things you might like to get involved with, but it’ll be based on you.

This will give them lots of ideas about how you want to spend your time. They might also suggest new things you can do.

How do I get Community Support?

You can ask your social worker, a family member or a doctor. They can get in touch with us and apply for you to use our Community Support service.

The person they need to contact is Karol Zwolinski.

Email: Karol.zwonlinski@pss.org.uk
Call: 0151 702 5536