Drowning Prevention – Water Safety

Race For Life – Cancer Research


Members of the St Joseph’s family will be taking part in the Race for Life to support both Mrs Nathaniel and Mrs Fahey as they battle this dreadful disease and in memory of Sheila who has recently passed away. Please support the team and donate to help cancer research in raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer by clicking on the fundraising link.

Cancer Research UK launches new Race for Life logo | Third Sector

Winter Water Safety

Stay safe in winter – the dangers of frozen waters

In winter, children and pets are particularly at risk when tempted to play on the ice formed on open water, and adults can find themselves at risk in attempting to save them.

Taking a nice walk in cold weather with your family, friends or dogs in tow can be really refreshing, just make sure you know some simple tips on how to stay safe in winter.

Areas with frozen lakes, ponds, canals and reservoirs can be beautiful places to visit during the winter months but all too often many people risk their lives by venturing onto frozen water. Here are some useful tips to help you know what to do in an emergency.

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Neighbourhood Winter Services Guide

Ardwick and Longsight Winter Support

If you need help and support this Winter, there are a wide range of local services that are there to help you if and when you need them. From food support to money advice, and staying connected, help is at hand in your neighbourhood. Please don’t be afraid to ask for support if you need it and make contact with the services listed in the attached document.

Ardwick And Longsight Winter Booklet

Help with the cost of living crisis

Manchester City Council Cost of Living Advice Line

Please share this information with staff, parents and carers.

To support Manchester residents through the cost-of-living crisis, Manchester City Council will be providing an advice line that will offer:

1. Support with benefits and help with your rent (this is an existing offer made available through the contact centre)
2. Advice about debt and paying bills (this will be done in conjunction with Citizen Advice Manchester)
3. Food support (residents will receive a call back to understand their needs and connected into a local food offer)
4. Support getting online (residents will be linked in with the Council’s digital inclusion team)

The advice line will go live at 09.00hrs on 3rd October 2022

By Phone: The advice line can be accessed via a free phone number 0800 023 2692. The line will be open 9:00-4:30 Monday to Friday. Agents on the phone line will have access to language line for those residents whose first language is not English. Sign Video will also be available for residents who may require this facility.

On line: An on line form will be available at https://www.manchester.gov.uk/helpinghands for those who do not wish to contact by phone. The advice line will also have its own web page that will have links to information of how residents are able to access support. https://www.manchester.gov.uk/helpinghands

Communications: A toolkit is being developed with social media assets that can be used to help promote the advice line. This will be available to share in the coming week.