A key principle of Knowsley Better Together is the sharing of ideas so that’s a great place to start!

Talk to your neighbours, relatives, colleagues and friends and think about what issues in your local area you can help to solve or what you think would make your neighbourhood a better place to live. How can you come together to have a bigger and more positive impact on Knowsley?

If you have an idea you would like to share please get in touch – but if you are looking for inspiration, these are just a few of the projects already underway!

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The project supports Knowsley Better Together by bringing people of all ages and of all parts of the community together to work alongside each other to transform unused space into community gardens, creating a community asset that can offer real benefits to families and individuals who may be struggling financially.

Karen Mower, Incredible Edible

Knowsley Better Together has helped Listen Up to get off the ground, helping to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Knowsley – by talking about their issues, appropriate support can then be provided to help them to develop their skills and confidence as well as building their own emotional resilience.

Rhiannon Griffiths, Listen Up

We’re all stakeholders in Knowsley, whether it’s our business or home. By working together and supporting each other, collectively we can achieve so much more than trying to do it on our own.

Louise Gillespie, Jessie's, Prescot

I’m very shy most of the time but Comic Youth/Listen Up has helped me to get involved in social activities. Now I’m involving myself in plays in schools. Before coming here, I just used to stay quiet.

Rachel Lothian, Participant in Listen Up

The Syrian refugee programme provides support for the first 12 months. Case managers found that neighbours were stepping in as soon as we left the house and donating items such as clothes, TVs and helping them to phone other agencies. The community has really stepped up with no encouragement from us. Everyone has worked together to try and make it as comfortable and as settled as we can for these families. Feedback from refugees is that they feel happy and settled here thanks to the welcome they have received.

Case Manager, Syrian refugee resettlement programme

I live locally and I felt that I wanted to give something back and contribute to keeping this park a really wonderful asset for the local community. Dog walkers litter pick as they are walking their dogs. We’re very proud and privileged to be volunteers and its so fulfilling knowing that you are contributing and improving the park for the benefit of the community.

Janet Markey, Chair of the Friends of Halewood Park Group