We think video is one of the best ways we can showcase what we do and different interventions.

Have a look at our video library here.

Care Merseyside Christmas Party on Granada Reports

Dr Maassarani, Cathy Connolly and the team from Care Merseyside, Merseyside Police, Liverpool Mutual Homes and The Devonshire Hotel come together each year for 3 days of Christmas fun with local older people. Here, Dr Faisal Maassarani explains the concept of social prescribing and why he believes it is so vital for the future of the NHS.

The Big Help Food Club at Care Merseyside

The Big Help Project have created a community food initiative called The Big Help Food Club. This is a makeshift community shop where local people pay £3.50 a week to access a guaranteed 10-15 items. ​​High quality fresh meat, fish, dairy produce, fruit, vegetables, frozen foods, tinned, boxed and packet foods are available each week.

The selection changes week to week, but it gives local people the chance to making real cost savings on their shopping. The Big Help Food Club is set up in a cafe setting allowing the local community to come together and connect. The Big Help and Care Merseyside will be on hand each Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 – 3:30pm when the shop/cafe will be open each week.

Confidential debt advice, employment advice and opportunities, courses and the timetable of Care Merseyside’s social prescription events will be showcased each week for those local people looking for additional support.

Canal & River Trust Social Prescribing Walks

Partnering with the Canal & River Trust, our biweekly canal walks take in the beauty and tranquility of our local water ways.

Believing that “life is better by water” the team at Canal & River Trust lead a group from Tower Hill through to Melling and along the canal.

Look out for the latest dates and muster points on our event calendar.

Drumming Up Confidence Classes at Care Merseyside

Part of our social prescription programme at Care Merseyside includes activities linked to music and the arts. This is the Drumming Up Confidence course, facilitated by Rhythm Reaction and supported by Wellbeing Enterprises. Drumming Up Confidence is a wonderful way to learn something new, test your creative side with music and rhythm and also release a bit of tension as you bash out the beats!

Makeup Mastery Courses at Care Merseyside

“Makeup makes you feel good” as Cathy Connolly from Care Merseyside says. We are all about empowering people to feel good so why not teach people the skills of makeup?

Our graduates leave with the confidence to apply their own makeup, and their friends and family too (having a positive knock on effect!). Many of our latest intake have been inspired to look further into beauty qualifications with a view to working in the beauty sector. We are so pleased and proud of them!

Low Carb Lifestyle Group

Andy Bishop is the Liverpool ambassador for PHC (Public Health Collaboration) – a charity that looks into the benefits of low carb diet on Type 2 diabetes. Andy led an 8 week low carb programme in collaboration with Care Merseyside.

Supported by Dr Faisal Maassarani and the team at Cornerways Medical Centre, Bluebell Lane Medical Practice and Roseheath Surgery – patients with Type 2 diabetes were referred to Care Merseyside for the peer-to-peer support group.

The results were more than anyone could’ve expected. Check out the video for the reactions of the group and hear more about Andy’s story.