Liverpool City Council Awards Carers Tender to Local Charity
The Local Solutions Carers Project has successfully secured a contract from Liverpool City Council to enhance their work with carers in the city. The new contract, which is initially funded for two years from the Supported Living Portfolio, will develop current services for carers and further strengthen links between agencies across Liverpool.
Developments as a result of the new contract will include: the organisation of city wide events during National Carers Week, facilitating carers support groups, production of a carer’s newsletter and development of services for carers. Consultation with carers will be at the forefront in the development of this area of work, thus ensuring a needs led service. Carers will have the opportunity to attend regular consultation meetings. Two new workers will be recruited to develop the support services for carers and will be based within the Carers Project at the Local Solutions’ Mount Vernon Green base. The new posts will be for a Carers Development Worker and an Admin/Resource Worker.
Gary Sheehan, Group Manager, Supported Living from the Liverpool City Council, welcomes the new development by saying, “Liverpool City Council is committed to meeting the needs of carers. Through this new project, we will be able to provide more support for carers and ensure that carers have their say in the planning, provision and commissioning of continually improving services.”
Local Solutions’ Chief Executive Malcolm Pearson welcoming the initiative said, “ This builds on Local Solutions’ long term commitment to optimise the experience of Carers – often the unseen of the vulnerable groups in our community. We are particularly delighted to strengthen our partnership working with Liverpool City Council.”
All at Local Solutions wish to thank Liverpool City Council for awarding the Carers Project the tender and look forward to working with agencies across the city in developing carers’ services in the forthcoming future.
For more information, contact the Carers Project on 0151 709 0990.