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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

Want to find out more about working as a carer?  Know someone who may be interested but wants more information?

On Tuesday, 27th February, we're holding a drop in at the St Johns Shopmobility shop for anyone interested in finding out more about the role of our Care Support Workers.  We've got vacancies for Care Support Workers, Senior carers and mobile Night Support Workers working in our Liverpool and St Helens Homecare services.

Local Solutions employees participated in a competition to see how much they lose off their waist. The competition took place over 18 days and 30 staff members got involved. The winner of this competition was Cheryl from our Shopmobility project losing an impressive 4 inches

Carers had a wonderful afternoon at Liverpool Parish Church Our Lady & St Nicholas

This year we are looking for people to get sponsored to support a Local Solutions project of your choice. Money raised for the project will be used to enrich the service such as, funding days out for homeless young people or the carers emergency fund.

Local Solutions have now been awarded the Cyber Essentials accreditation

Each year, the Tai Chi Ladies raise funds for charity by donating the money they would have spent on each other as Christmas presents.  This year, once again they chose our Domestic Abuse Services and donated an amazing £225.

 

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