Monday, 14 October 2019

Women's Health

We organised an event with the Roma ladies to encourage and discuss our wellbeing and how we can improve it. We discussed the benefits of registering with a doctor and attending on a regular basis as and when necessary. Learning to put ourselves first sometimes knowing that  the priority of all women/ mums  is  putting the  health of our family first . We discussed the benefits of getting for example your blood pressure regularly taken, which if not checked can have serious long term health implications
We also had our partners from Healthwatch attend explaining the importance of new communities sharing their views on the local NHS service.
We also  talked about how we can relax for example making our own clothes from preloved items. Marcella demonstrated that by making a number of  scarves from one piece of material.
To end our get together we all shared the traditional  dish of Pateuri Cu Branza (cheese,sugar and eggs) . I described it as a cheese pastie which the ladies found very funny.
 We arranged  to meet with the same group next month to have a look at keeping warm and saving money on their energy bills over the winter months.

Friday, 11 October 2019

Clothes Rail - Get Together

 I joined the team who organise the Clothes Rail events at a event earlier this week.It was inspiring to see how the concept of this reusing and recycling clothes has developed and become embedded.  Donations are an everyday occurrence at Granby Toxteth.We receive on average thirty to forty bags of clothes a week from the community.Thanks to everyone who regularly drop off  their pre loved clothes and welcome and encourage everyone to consider passing on their clothes to be reused / recycled instead of sending them to landfill.We accept donations Monday to Friday  10.00- 4.00 ( 3.30 on Fridays )
 The event was well attended and had a great atmosphere.Everyone was choosing clothes that would suit some of their friends who were attending the event too. This group encourage each other to try on the clothes too. This  type  of activity is great to build up people's confidence and self esteem.This group  want to take this a step further by organising a fashion parade at next months event. It will be a way to give the group additional confidence and it will show other people just how other people can reuse and upcycle someones elses pre-loved clothes.
 I promised the group I will come to their next event to take part and help choose the outfits for the show.

Monday, 7 October 2019

Da hungry must be fed- session 2

On Monday we held our 2nd cooking session down at Riverview Development Trust in the Riverside ward.
Erroll from " Da hungry must be feed" made some delicious corn breads and banana breads with the help of his little helpers.

Whilst the breads where getting baked , Erroll read a story about Abu Kasims Green slippers. This story is a Middle Eastern folktale which has a moral to the tale and also has lots of homour which the young people enjoyed.

Our next session will be cooking a veg soup, so keep posted!

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Cultural Come Dine With Us Evening

Young people from GTDT were invited to a cultural ‘come dine with us evening’ at the Speke Adventure Playground. Several youth provisions from across Liverpool got the chance to meet up and share food from different cultures as well as art activities.

The aim of the evening was to get young people from different backgrounds, areas, cultures together to celebrate their differences as well as finding out their similarities and things they have in common.

When arriving at the Centre our young people were invited to eat different dishes that other young people had cooked. There was traditional 'scouse' on the menu, curry and rice and plenty to eat for desert. Our young people cooked chocolate or cheese pastries which was well received by all.

It was a fantastic evening were all the young people had the opportunity to make new friends, engage in positive activities and talk about meeting up again in the near future. We would like to say a big thank you to Speke Adventure Playground and Netherton Youth Centre for inviting us and making us feel very welcome. 

Ben and Elise played their first game of bingo with the other children, Elise won a prize and laughed when he shouted ‘bingo’.

Elise and two local boys just hanging around.

Ben Elise & Ionel having fun with other young people from the Centre.

Maggie loved the adventure playground.

Ricardo having fun on the zip wire.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Tomorrow we are holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning 11am-1pm at our centre 129d Lodge Lane, L8 0QF.
50p for a cuppa and a slice of cake, so why not pop down and help support a worthy cause.