As part of Carers Week 2018, Liverpool Carers Centre organised an event in Williamson Square to support unpaid carers in Liverpool.

It’s Carers Week this week, recognising the contribution of the 1 in 8 people who care for a family member, friend or neighbour. Here in Liverpool there are over 50,000 carers and 1 in 12 secondary school pupils are carers. We spoke to the team at Liverpool Carers Centre at Local Solutions to find out their top tips for carers.

Local Solutions hosted their annual Volunteers Lunch where volunteers and Supported Lodgings Householders from across the company came to celebrate their hard work. The annual Volunteers Lunch is significant as it helps to recognise the wonderful contribution of volunteers across Local Solutions' services.

Liverpool Watersports Centre is holding a Dock 2 Dock Swim on the 21st July with a variety of lengths from 2-10K. We are looking for people who would like to take on the challenge and raise sponsorship for a Local Solutions project.

Kieran Creevy has been a volunteer for the Communications department since October 2017. This week is Volunteers Week and we spoke to him about his experiences at Local Solutions. Throughout his time at Local Solutions he has been able to gain and practice a variety of skills including time management, organisation, IT experience, working to deadlines and office admin, as this is his first time working in an office.

Local Solutions are proud to have received our LGBTIQ Chartermark Certificate at the awards ceremony earlier this month. As an organisation we are committed to equality and diversity in the workplace.

Carers from Local Solutions’ Homecare service were celebrated at today’s Carer of the Year Celebration. Over the last year, 562,000 hours of care have been delivered to people living in Liverpool, St Helens and at our Extra Care scheme Cherry Tree House on the Wirral, enabling many people to remain living in their own homes.

Liverpool Shopmobility is offering free cake with every booking on the week of the Royal Wedding! The offer will last from the 14th-20th May 2018 and will be available from both our stores in Liverpool One and St Johns shopping centre.

Liverpool Carers Centre has 4 members running in the Liverpool 10K to raise money for the Carers Emergency Fund, we managed to get a photo 

The Resettlement Passport was ‘Highly Commended’ at the UK Housing Awards last night, in the category of ‘Innovation of the Year.’ Hannah McCowen and Marie Hardman attended the prestigious awards at the Plaza Hotel in London, after the Resettlement Passport was shortlisted. 

'The Florist' Liverpool's newest restaurant, generously opened their doors early to allow 300 carers the chance to visit.  

One of our volunteers has won a hotel stay!

Stephen Barry, a resident at Cherry Tree has written a lovely poem about his life there

Local Solutions handed RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety practices

The wheelyboat has officially launched!

Congratulations to the Spring Carers of the Quarter.  Winners attended a celebration today where they were given a certificate, flowers and had the opportunity to discuss their roles as carers.

Cherry tree received a ‘Good’ rating at their recent inspection. The inspection involved speaking to people who use the service and their relatives and staff members, as well as reviewing files, training records and how the service is managed.

Ali McCartney has been a Care Support Worker with Local Solutions for nearly 13 years.  She is moving to a new job as a Mental Health Worker at Whiston Hospital but before she left agreed to make a short video about her experiences and her top tips for people considering this area of work. 

Local Solutions' Homecare service is working with the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Aintree Hospital and Liverpool City Council to ensure patients can be discharged as quickly as possible to relieve pressures on the hospitals.  So far, 34 patients have benefited from the scheme and been able to go home with support from Homecare.

Young people and staff at Knowsley Supported Lodgings celebrated International Womens Day with the opportunity to get pampered and to talk together about their life experiences and how they felt women had progressed.

 A huge thank you to Local Solutions staff who give to our payroll giving scheme!

Our Chief Executive, Steve Hawkins, has recently celebrated 35 years working for Local Solutions.  Find out more about this journey, what he's passionate about and his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities for the future of Local Solutions and the Charity Sector.

 While delivering care to Emma the underfloor heating ignited and flames quickly engulfed the room. Thanks to their quick thinking, the carers managed to get her out safely. 

A poem written by one of our residents at Cherry Tree House


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