About Brighter Living Partnership

The Brighter Living Partnership was formed in 2000 and has undertaken many different projects and activities within the past 20 years, adapting and evolving to be able to respond to community need when required. Southport has always been our base and our roots are firmly established within the local area meaning we know the issues that local people face and have developed successful and long lasting partnerships with many different organisations within North Sefton and across Sefton as a whole. Our organisation exists to support individuals to live healthier lives and the local communities and residents we work with are very important to us.

About Brighter Living Partnership
About Brighter Living Partnership
About Brighter Living Partnership
About Brighter Living Partnership

As a Registered Charity and Company Limited with Guarantee we rely on grant funding to able to offer the services and activities that we do. We have long lasting, successful relationships with Sefton Council for Voluntary Services (Sefton CVS) and Sefton Council and have been successful in obtaining funding from many different charitable organisations over the last 19 years, thank you for your support.

Below you will find information about our current staff:

Matty Smith

Manager
matty.smith@brighterliving.org.uk
07712 443735

Matty leads the day to day running of Brighter Living Partnership, this includes managing the Living Well Sefton team, Social Prescribing team, High Park project team and other staff.

Matty has been with Brighter Living Partnership for over 10 years and takes a keen interest in all things food! A key contact for our neighbourhood partners, Matty can be found everyday at the Community Centre or out and about in the Brighter Living van!

Joe McNulty

Community Organiser – High Park Project
joe.mcnulty@brighterliving.org.uk
07708 589017

Joe is the Community Organiser for the High Park project, a lottery funded project working specifically within the High Park area of Southport. The project is working on making positive and long lasting changes within the High Park community by bringing the High Park community together to identify areas of development. Joe is primarily responsible for community and partner engagement, creating links and partnership within the area and identifying and addressing needs of the local community. Joe works full time on the project and is often seen supporting activities on Devonshire Road Park and attending other activities within the local community.

Daisy Scott

Activities Facilitator – High Park Project
daisy.scott@brighterliving.org.uk
07708 589014

Daisy is the Activities Facilitator for the High Park project, a lottery funded project working specifically within the High Park area of Southport. The project is working on making positive and long lasting changes within the High Park community by bringing the High Park community together to identify areas of development. Daisy is primarily responsible for organising and facilitating activities, training and events occurring within the project. Daisy works on the project three days a week, usually Tuesday to Thursday and is often seen on Devonshire Road Park facilitating activities and around High Park speaking to local businesses and organisations!

Sou Roach

Living Well Mentor
sou.roach@brighterliving.org.uk
07809 609092

Sou is a Living Well Mentor working within the Living Well Sefton team, an integrated wellness service for Sefton of which Brighter Living is the lead community partner for North Sefton. The service works with Sefton residents or individuals registered with a Sefton GP practice to improve their health and wellbeing through various means such as one-to-one sessions or group support. Sou is primarily responsible for delivering our social isolation programme of activities including Brighter Monday’s and Friday Films, however she also delivers Think Differently, Cope Differently courses. Sou works full time and spends most of her week in Southport Community Centre but is often out visiting clients or attending drop in’s within the Southport locality.

Sara Hider

Living Well Mentor
sara.hider@brighterliving.org.uk
07715 332761

Sara is a Living Well Mentor working within the Living Well Sefton team, an integrated wellness service for Sefton of which Brighter Living is the lead community partner for North Sefton. The service works with Sefton residents or individuals registered with a Sefton GP practice to improve their health and wellbeing through various means such as one-to-one sessions or group support. Sara works full time and spends most of her week in Southport Community Centre but is often out visiting clients.

Katy Bryson

Living Well Mentor
katy.bryson@brighterliving.org.uk
07720 695378

Katy is a Living Well Mentor working within the Living Well Sefton team, an integrated wellness service for Sefton of which Brighter Living is the lead community partner for North Sefton. The service works with Sefton residents or individuals registered with a Sefton GP practice to improve their health and wellbeing through various means such as one-to-one sessions or group support. Katy will work in different areas but one of her main focuses will be to support our men’s health programme of activities. Katy works full time and spends most of her week in Southport Community Centre but is often out visiting clients or attending drop in’s within the Southport locality.

Nikki Williams

Senior Social Prescribing Link Worker – Southport & Formby
nikki.williams@brighterliving.org.uk
07923 223671

Social prescribing is an approach to supporting people in a person-centred way to improve their health and wellbeing. The Social Prescribing Link Workers receive referrals via GP practices across Southport and Formby and support individuals to get more out of life by addressing any non-medical issues. Link Workers can connect people with a range of community activities such as social groups, sports clubs, volunteering opportunities and learning new skills. They can also connect clients to any specialist advice or guidance they may need such as help with benefits, housing advice or support to get back to work.

Our Link Workers spend time with people to get to know them and help figure out what matters to them. When the person is ready we can help them to create a plan to prioritise their goals and where to start. The Link Workers will arrange further contact to review how the person is getting on and make sure the services they have signposted to are appropriate. We are led by the individual and what they wish to achieve in their sessions.

Zoe Starling

Social Prescribing Link Worker – Central Southport
zoe.starling@brighterliving.org.uk
07923 223670

Zoe works alongside the Central Southport GP Surgeries such as Christina Hartley, Cumberland House, Kew Surgery, St. Marks and Trinity Practice.

Social prescribing is an approach to supporting people in a person-centred way to improve their health and wellbeing. The Social Prescribing Link Workers receive referrals via GP practices across Southport and Formby and support individuals to get more out of life by addressing any non-medical issues. Link Workers can connect people with a range of community activities such as social groups, sports clubs, volunteering opportunities and learning new skills. They can also connect clients to any specialist advice or guidance they may need such as help with benefits, housing advice or support to get back to work.

Our Link Workers spend time with people to get to know them and help figure out what matters to them. When the person is ready we can help them to create a plan to prioritise their goals and where to start. The Link Workers will arrange further contact to review how the person is getting on and make sure the services they have signposted to are appropriate. We are led by the individual and what they wish to achieve in their sessions.

Vicky Abban

Social Prescribing Link Worker – Ainsdale and Birkdale
vicky.abban@brighterliving.org.uk
07923 223673

Vicky works alongside the Ainsdale and Birkdale GP surgeries which include Ainsdale Medical Centre, Ainsdale Village Surgery, Lincoln House, The Family Surgery and The Grange Surgery.

Social prescribing is an approach to supporting people in a person-centred way to improve their health and wellbeing. The Social Prescribing Link Workers receive referrals via GP practices across Southport and Formby and support individuals to get more out of life by addressing any non-medical issues. Link Workers can connect people with a range of community activities such as social groups, sports clubs, volunteering opportunities and learning new skills. They can also connect clients to any specialist advice or guidance they may need such as help with benefits, housing advice or support to get back to work.

Our Link Workers spend time with people to get to know them and help figure out what matters to them. When the person is ready we can help them to create a plan to prioritise their goals and where to start. The Link Workers will arrange further contact to review how the person is getting on and make sure the services they have signposted to are appropriate. We are led by the individual and what they wish to achieve in their sessions.

Damian Gregg

Social Prescribing Link Worker – North Southport
damian.gregg@brighterliving.org.uk
07706 328490

Damian works alongside the North Southport GP Surgeries, Norwood, Roe Lane, Churchtown, Marshside and Corner Surgeries.

Social prescribing is an approach to supporting people in a person-centred way to improve their health and wellbeing. The Social Prescribing Link Workers receive referrals via GP practices across Southport and Formby and support individuals to get more out of life by addressing any non-medical issues. Link Workers can connect people with a range of community activities such as social groups, sports clubs, volunteering opportunities and learning new skills. They can also connect clients to any specialist advice or guidance they may need such as help with benefits, housing advice or support to get back to work.

Our Link Workers spend time with people to get to know them and help figure out what matters to them. When the person is ready we can help them to create a plan to prioritise their goals and where to start. The Link Workers will arrange further contact to review how the person is getting on and make sure the services they have signposted to are appropriate. We are led by the individual and what they wish to achieve in their sessions.

Conal Devitt

Social Prescribing Link Worker – Formby
conal.devitt@seftoncvs.org.uk
07860 848352

Conal works alongside the Formby GP surgeries.

Social prescribing is an approach to supporting people in a person-centred way to improve their health and wellbeing. The Social Prescribing Link Workers receive referrals via GP practices across Southport and Formby and support individuals to get more out of life by addressing any non-medical issues. Link Workers can connect people with a range of community activities such as social groups, sports clubs, volunteering opportunities and learning new skills. They can also connect clients to any specialist advice or guidance they may need such as help with benefits, housing advice or support to get back to work.

Our Link Workers spend time with people to get to know them and help figure out what matters to them. When the person is ready we can help them to create a plan to prioritise their goals and where to start. The Link Workers will arrange further contact to review how the person is getting on and make sure the services they have signposted to are appropriate. We are led by the individual and what they wish to achieve in their sessions.

Joe Mawdsley

Shopping Project Worker
joe.mawdsley@brighterliving.org.uk
01704 517818

Joe Mawdsley is our Shopping Project Worker, Joe has been employed with Brighter Living Partnership since February 2021. Joe is currently overseeing our shopping project which was set up as a result of the COVID pandemic. Joe’s role is integral to ensure that clients orders are received and communicated to volunteers who will go and do the shopping. Joe works full time and is often found in the community centre making phone calls to clients and volunteers.

Angela Bedford

Engagement Support Worker
angela.bedford@brighterliving.org.uk
01704 517810

Angela is employed by Brighter Living Partnership, who were successful in obtaining funding from the Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine programme. Angela’s role is around engaging with clients, partners and funders to support the local community to re-engage with activities and community development in the local area. The role will also look at impact of activities, consultation and developing a marketing strategy.

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