Non-NHS Services

Have you been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?
Are you a relative of someone with prostate cancer?
Would you like to join a support group?

Southport & West Lancashire
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Meets the first Thursday of most months 7-9pm
Usually meet at Hurlston Hall Golf & Country Club
Hurlston Lane, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk L40 8HB

We welcome members from Southport, West Lancs and surrounding areas.
(Please check with one of the contacts below before attending)
Guest speakers at most meetings
Free event.

Tea & coffee provided. Bar available.
Raffle at each meeting to cover costs.

For more info please contact Peter Barton 07836 640784 or email
Or Bev Lean 01704 807945 email
Southport & West Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group
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Alzheimer's Society Sefton 

Alzheimer's Society Sefton - upcoming events and local group details

Alzheimer's Society Sefton has shared details of new groups available to access for people in Sefton.


Dementia Action Week - 15th to 21st May 2022

This Dementia Action week come and find out about: 

  • Risk Factors and how to reduce your risk
  • Worried about your memory
  • Symptoms
  • Your dementia questions answered
  • Local Services and support

Where? - Formby Library, Duke Street will be hosting a staffed information stand giving you the oppurtunity to find out about dementia and memory loss

When? - Wednesday 18th May 2022, 10am- 2pm

No need to book, just pop in on the day

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The Chuckle Brothers (yes, that is their name!) are two gentlemen, living with dementia who have set up a couple of Zoom groups for people with this condition and their carers in Sefton and the Liverpool City Region.
They have two daily Boredom Buster sessions from 12pm and 7.30pm giving people the opportunity to chat and make friends. They also run a quiz every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.

Click here for the latest dementia support groups local factsheet with all the details.
After a break over the winter period, the Formby Carers Support Group will start to meet weekly from Friday 18 March. 

This also takes place at Formby Methodist Church. All carers, with or without the person they support, are welcome to join and anyone else who would like a place to meet for conversation, friendship and a warm welcome. 

For more details, click here.

Parenting 2000

Tuesdays – 9.30 – 12.30 they call Parenting2000 to book in a slot (due to COVID!)  01704 380047, info also on the website.


Learning Disability support for carers and families


Covid 19- NHS Diabetes Advice helpline

A temporary diabetes helpline has been launched in response to disruption to normal diabetes services owing  to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NHS Diabetes Advice helpline will be available until mid-March 2021 ( after which it may be continued )and is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require clinical advice. Where routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for clinical advice to help patients understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.

Patients registered with practices experiencing service pressures will be contacted to direct them to the helpline. GPs are being are asked to make patients aware of this service and advise them to use it if they are unable to get in touch with their routine care team as quickly as usual.

Patients can access NHS Diabetes Advice helpline on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.



Migrant information service launches

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the various measures the government has taken to combat it, has changed almost every aspect of life for people living in the UK, including the country’s diverse migrant community.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) UK has designed a COVID-19 Migrant Information Service to provide extra support to migrants in the challenging context of the Covid-19 crisis.
The service includes:

  • a multilingual website
  • a telephone service 0800 464 3380.
  • Information to migrants living in the UK on 5 key topics: health, work, benefits, visas and immigration, housing and homelessness.

The website also provides an overview of the various governmental and non-governmental support schemes that are available to migrants.

Finally, it provides signposted information for users to get further information and/or begin the process of accessing support.

The website is currently available in many languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Arabic, Chinese, Albanian and Vietnamese, with Polish to be added soon.

The telephone service provides information to callers in any language, and is available on Freephone 0800 464 3380.

For a range of resources relating to the service, click here.

The Life Rooms Sefton Pathways Service 

Resources for people with dementia and their carers  

Alzheimer's Society July 2020 activity pack

TIDE carer activities 

If you have questions about dementia, want to know about local services, need help solving practical issues, seek emotional support or simply want to be kept up to date with dementia matters in Sefton, please contact Dementia Connect on 0333 1503456. See info here 

Because we all care campaign

Dedicated app for social care workers launched

Marie Curie national bereavement support service

This service is available to anyone affected by the death of a loved one at any time of their life. It provides free telephone emotional support from a dedicated volunteer for up to six weeks. The bereavement service is in addition to the charity’s regular telephone support line. Call the bereavement support line on 0800 090 2309.


Energy Project Plus is a service helping people to beat ‘energy debt’. They offer families lots of support and have links with lots of other services too….

Here’s a quick summary of what we can offer:


We’re still offering our LEAP home visit service which provides support with:


More info at:


We also have the ECHO scheme which offers fully funded boilers to owner occupiers with a broken gas boiler.

More info at:

Warm Homes Programme

And NEW this year – our Fuel Debt Advice Service – the team can apply to have energy debts removed.

More info at:

Collective Switch

We also have our Collective Energy Switch, which is a good one for staff to get involved with – it’s open to anyone and offers exclusive cheap energy tariffs three times a year. The registration window for the current round closes tomorrow for access to the October offers. The next round after this starts in January.

More info at:

All referrals can be sent to or by calling 0800 043 0151.


Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.