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20 November

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Chief Constable Visit

Chief Constable Visit

L-R: Nick Lynch of Liverpool Watersports Centre, Chief Constable and Chairman Robert Owen.Social enterprise, Local Solutions, were delighted to host a visit for Chief Constable of Merseyside, Jon Murphy QPM on Friday, 11th June.

The Chief met with a number of senior and operational managers at the Mount Vernon Green HQ and learned about some of the work that they are undertaking to improve people’s lives. This includes support services for young homeless, offenders and those at risk of offending, vulnerable older people, and those affected by bullying and domestic violence.

The visit gave staff an opportunity discuss the valuable partnership working with the police and some successful examples of this including links with the Intensive Support Mentoring Programme - an innovative project delivering intense interventions to young homeless people who are failing to make progress and are continuing to be high users of services. The Chief then saw the Liverpool Carers Centre and learned about the valuable work they are doing in supporting unpaid carers in Liverpool

The visit concluded with a trip to the Liverpool Watersports Centre in Queens Dock. The facility, which provides a range of watersports activities including, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and power boating, is open to whole community. Here, he also learned about the work of the Mobex project which is playing a key role in the reduction of crime and anti social behaviour.  Mobex works with young people who are at risk, or excluded from mainstream service provision. The personal development programmes on offer aim to support and engage young people, enabling them to develop their potential, increase self-esteem and self-worth.  This is achieved through a number of activities including sailing, rock-climbing, cycling, navigation, and gorge-walking.

Steve Hawkins, Local Solutions’ Chief Executive commented, “We are pleased to work in partnership with Merseyside Police on a number of projects.  This was an ideal opportunity for organisation representatives to have the chance to discuss such initiatives in more detail with the Chief Constable. I look forward to the opportunity to further enhance our services that tackle the needs of our disadvantaged communities.”

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