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Southport for your first mince pie of the year

Southport Community Service Station - information and advice for disabled people and carersCredit: Peter J Roberts

The new Southport Community Service Station has been open for business since August, and they’re now launching it fully, with coffee and what could be your first mince pie of the season, on December 8th.

The Community Service Station is a one-stop venue where anyone can call in and talk to an Independent Living Advisor about a wide range of disability issues, including advocacy, benefits, carers needs assessments, shop mobility equipment, and local support groups.

The main aim of the centre and its staff is promoting independent living for adults with physical or sensory impairments, by giving people choice, control and easy access to a range of services. You can get advice and information available on local and national suppliers and also get help with your applications for grants from charities or local councils.

  • Show rooms with displays of the different types of designs that help independent living, from stair lifts and bath-aids to alarms to walking sticks.
  • An Occupational Therapist provides advice on alternative techniques, change of environment, equipment and adaptations
  • Macmillan Cancer Support is available to provide practical, medical and financial support.

The Station's first Coffee Morning is on 8th December, with an open invitation to disabled people and to carers between 10:00am and 12:00pm for coffee and those mince pies.

From January the Station promises a range of activities and classes for disabled people, and a regular coffee morning on Thursdays

  • Southport Community Service Station, 23-35 Scarisbrick Avenue, Southport PR8 1NW (Free parking is available outside for Blue Badge holders - get a permit from their reception desk)
  • 0151 288 6890
  • www.southportcss.org.uk