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Local Solutions are looking for people to participate in a sponsored walk along the Liverpool waterfront. There are a variety of distances ranging from a 2 kilometres family friendly walk, to a challenging 10K. If you’re interested in raising some money for a Local Solutions project, please contact: Mae'r cyfeiriad e-bost hwn wedi'i warchod rhag robotiaid sbam. Rhaid i chi alluogi JavaScript i'w weld.

 

We are regularly measuring our effectiveness in supporting people to ensure we are always at our best. We have collected some figures from a number of our services showing the people we have supported in the year 2017/18. 

The summer holidays are nearly coming to an end but don’t worry there’s still ways to make the most of your time off!   

The Cavern Club, one of Liverpool's top tourist attractions, recently hosted 78 Mytime carers. Carers were treated to a VIP experience, a free drink on arrival and fantastic live music. 

MP David Hanson MP for Delyn visited Plas Bellin Hall, our supported living project in North Wales that provides accommodation for homeless families.

Liverpool Shopmobility aims to make sure nobody has to miss out on enjoying this amazing city of ours because they have issues with mobility. Shopmobility is excellently located in the centre of Liverpool with two shops, one in Liverpool One and one in St Johns Shopping Centre. There are many different attractions just a short distance ride on a Shopmobility scooter.

England's world cup run may be over but it was an amazing run, it certainly felt like the whole country came together to enjoy the football spirit. The staff and residents at Cherry Tree House certainly did, spending the afternoon before the semi final with some freshly made burgers, cold drinks and glorious sunshine. 

Congratulations to the Summer 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. 

Shirley has been a Householder with Knowsley Supported Lodgings for 20 years.  Householders accommodate and support homeless young people in their homes.  Local Solutions relies on Householders like Shirley across Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Conwy.  Here is Shirley’s story and her advice for other Householders and people who are considering the role.

Local Solutions' Homecare service supports people to live at home in Liverpool and St Helens. Our services have all been rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This is in part due to our excellent care support workers, who are incredibly passionate about what they do. We managed to catch up with some of them and ask them what it is like to be a carer. 

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

 

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