Charity Commission\'s CEO welcomed
Charity Commission's CEO welcomed
Sam Younger, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission visited Local Solutions on 15th March to learn more about our work to support vulnerable people in the community.
First port of call was the Scotland Road site, where he met with staff from our domestic violence support services, our Bullybusters project and Homeground, which accommodates and supports young homeless people.
Sam also met with our two Intensive Support Mentors who work with young homeless people who are caught up in the cycle of homelessness and who may need extra support to move their lives into a more positive place.
The next trip was to Shopmobility in Liverpool One, which provides an important service to the city’s residents who have mobility restrictions. The store has several powered scooters and wheelchairs, enabling easy access to Liverpool’s shops and sights. More recently the Shopmoblity opened a second base in St. John's Centre.
Final stop was the Liverpool Watersports Centre at Queens Dock which runs activities such as sailing, windsurfing and canoeing for the whole community and young excluded people.
The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in England and Wales offering them advice and providing a wide range of services and guidance to help them run as effectively as possible. They also keep the online Register of Charities , which provides information about each of the thousands of registered charities in England and Wales.
Steve Hawkins commented: “It is always a boost to our staff and volunteers when notable people take an interest in their work. We were delighted to welcome Sam to learn more about our services that are supporting people in the community”.