Childwall church to help the community

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St David’s Childwall © SteHLiverpool / Wikipedia / Creative Commons

A church in Childwall is opening its doors to give advice to the elderly and other members of the community.

St. David’s on Rocky Lane already holds a popular and successful coffee morning each Friday a one-off ‘Winter Warmer’ gathering was held to help launch future events.

The plans, which have been backed by local ward councillors, will see a focus on helping locals. As well as cakes, coffee and sandwiches, there will be advice on how to keep warm in the cold months and how to get the best deals from energy firms.

The expansion of the community service has been supported and backed by councillors such as Jeremy Wolfson, Ruth Hirschfield and Frank Hont.

Councillor Wolfson told the Liverpool Express: “It is very important that we ensure that elderly and vulnerable people in our community are kept safe and warm throughout the winter. As ward councillors, we have fully supported the Friday café as it is a great way of providing information and support and I would encourage local residents to take advantage of it.”

The Friday morning café is also planning to take advantage of the time it gets with the elderly by expanding advice to dementia awareness, debt and helping to use computers.

Reverend Robert Williams told JMU Journalism: “The café started off as just a place to meet and have a chat – which is all very important but we wanted more then that. The church is the heart of the community and we want people to come and be listened to. It is so important the elderly don’t feel isolated.”

The service is free to anyone who attends and Reverend Williams is encouraging all members of the community to visit whether they are a member of the church or not.

About Georgia Dunning, JMU Journalism