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Get Involved with SLH - May 2022

Published: 11 May 2022

Can you believe it’s May already? This month we’ve got another bumper crop of opportunities for you to get involved with SLH and your local community.

If you’d like to be notified when the next Get Involved drops, make sure you subscribe to our Get Involved email newsletter.

But without further ado, let’s get into it and get involved.

Lights, camera, action! Meet our Get Involved stars!

We’re a social landlord that strives to be just that – social! We want our tenants to be involved and engaged with us, with each other, and with their communities. That’s why we’ve got a whole range of opportunities for tenants to get involved, from informal coffee mornings to board membership.

We met with just a few of the people who’ve chosen to get involved with SLH, to find out why and what they get out of it.

Meet Basir, who’s joined our tenant scrutiny panel to help influence the decisions we make.

Meet Nancy, who volunteers at Grow Speke to learn how to grow fresh fruit and vegetables while giving something back to the local community.

And there’s Syd, who spends his spare time volunteering at our community shop, The Market Place.

And finally, if all that sounds too committing, meet Diane and Etta, who pop along to our regular Coffee and Chat mornings, helping them break the cycle of isolation and get their mojo back.

Thanks to Basir, Nancy, Syd, Diane and Etta for stepping up and helping us spread the word!

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Get back to your roots with "The Story of Liverpool Through its Trees”

Tree in woodland

An opportunity to create a history of Liverpool through its trees, using personal stories and photography with Open Eye Gallery and Dot-Art. Over three workshops, you will learn new photography skills, explore local trees, share stories and have conversations about local green spaces.

Dates and venues

  • Wednesday 18 May, 10.30am-12.30pm, Grow Speke
  • Wednesday 25 May, 10.30am-12.30pm, Garston Park
  • Wednesday, 1 June, 10.30am-12.30pm, Grow Speke

CTA: Email us to book a free place

Branch out with The Reader

The Allerton Oak, Calderstones Park

If that’s whetted your appetite for all things natural, then you’ll love Branching Out, a new five-week wellbeing course that invites you to spend time connecting with the natural environment at The Reader’s home – Calderstones Park.

‘Branching Out’ is a series of weekly half-day workshops that take place from 16 June – 14 July from 10am-2pm. During the course you will help to uncover and record the stories and culture behind the trees in Calderstones Park. Transport and lunch will be provided.

Email us to book a free place

Latest screening at The Coffee Vault

Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy

The Coffee Vault in Garston village is a great venue, serving up top-notch coffee and food to hungry and thirsty locals, but did you know that we’ve got our own film club going at the venue? The next showing is Thursday 26 May at 1pm, when we will be watching Will Ferrell in Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy!

Free refreshments will be provided.

Email us to book a free place

Explore the historic villages of Liverpool

Hale Village, Merseyside

Join us for eight fascinating workshops where we will research online into the history of Liverpool's villages, visit each location and explore the area, while having the opportunity to get active, improve our wellbeing and meet new people.

The programme began last week at Speke Training and Education Centre (STEC) and runs each Thursday until 30 June, but it’s not too late to join!

CTA: Email us to book a free place

Forget Tom Ford! It’s all about Eau de Grow Speke!

Perfume bottles

This is a chance for you to make a signature scent that’s all yours! Create your own fine scent, mixing aromas of jasmine, vanilla and spices to your own personal specification. Once you are happy with your masterpiece, you will be able take your fragrance home with you.

Sessions take place on Wednesday 8 and 15 June, from 10.30am-12.30pm at Grow Speke.

Sniff out a free place

Let it Bee!

Beekeeping

Grow Speke really is a hive of activity this summer! Make this the year you try something completely different by taking part in our Beekeeping course at Grow Speke.

The fully-accredited course will be delivered in partnership with Blackburne House and everyone who takes part will learn how to care for bees, harvest honey and sustain a bee colony, through a combination of theory and hands-on experience!

We’re still waiting for further final details on dates but we know from experience that these courses create quite a buzz, with places flying out fast!

So don’t delay, book your place today!

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Reach into Warehousing

Reach into Warehousing

 We’ve partnered with Employability Solutions and FareShare to promote 'Reach into Warehousing' – focusing on jobs and training in the warehousing and forklift truck sector.

The event will take place at Reach, Speke Library on 18 May 2022 from 10am to 12pm with special guests FareShare promoting job opportunities at the charity as well as their New Horizons forklift truck training course.

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Coffee and Chat

Coffee and Chat

If courses aren’t your bag, we hear you. If you’re just looking for something informal and sociable, you’ve found your people.

Throughout the summer Coffee and Chat meets from 10:30 to 12noon at Grow Speke.

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Get on Board

We’re on the hunt for more tenants to join our board. Could that be you?

Chances are you’ve never thought of joining the SLH board. Maybe you think it’s time-consuming, intimidating, irrelevant or plain boring? We’re looking for more tenants, more young people and more diversity to inject vitality into our board and help us make decisions that continue to be relevant to our communities.

Find out more

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