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A poem written by one of our residents at Cherry Court

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.

Liverpool Watersports Centre have secured the funding needed to get a Wheelyboat - A wheelchair accessible boat. 

We were pleased to welcome the new Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mr. Mark Blundell DL, for a tour of services at Local Solutions on Monday 15th January 2018

Homecare Liverpool 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.

The Resettlement Passport has been shortlisted for 'Innovation of the Year',  in the 2018 Housing Awards.  The Resettlement Passport was developed by a group of support workers, working within our Supported Lodgings service, who were looking for a more structured approach to supporting young people, preparing for a tenancy. 

Congratulations to the Autumn 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.  Winners were:

  • Sam Moore, Carer of the Quarter from our St Helens Branch
  • Michelle Cavaney, Carer of the Quarter from our Liverpool Branch
  • Kelly Lewis, Star of the Quarter

 

Several of our Liverpool Homecare service users were delighted to receive Winter Survival Packs yesterday as part of the cross-agency Winter survival initiative.

The local Solutions Annual Award event took place on Friday 15th December, bringing together staff and volunteers from across the company to celebrate the exceptional work done by individuals within the Local Solutions community but also to appreciate the work done by everyone to support Local Solutions’ goal of improving lives.

 

 

Local Solutions: A Year In Pictures

A big thank you to all of our staff and volunteers for their hard work and commitment during 2017.  Here's the story of our work this year and the impact it has had on the communities within the Liverpool City Region and North Wales, that we serve. 

Liverpool Watersports Centre held their Christmas event on Sunday 10th, the event aimed to add to the money raised towards getting a Wheelyboat. Guests enjoyed some warm food and a chance to brave the cold weather and enjoy some time on the water.

To raise money for the Carers Centre and MyTime, Kerry Mallaby, a Carers Development Worker at Liverpool Carers Centre ran in this years Liverpool Santa Dash.

It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Local solutions recently. On Friday the 8th December staff showed their Christmas spirit by wearing some fantastic Christmas jumpers to work to raise money which will help support homeless people in our services over Christmas.

Marie works as a Support Co-ordinator for Liverpool and Knowsley Supported Lodgings and delivers Resettlement Passport training to staff from other organisations. Here’s her story and her advice for young people and other support workers.

Local Solutions' Bullybusters team are highly recommending the film "Wonder".  The film based on the New York Times best seller tells the heart warming story of  August Pullman, a young boy with facial differences entering mainstream school for the first time. The film's message reinforces the theme of this years Anti-Bullying Week 'All Different, All Equal' as Auggie is determined to fit into his new school.

MP Dan Carden, visited Local Solutions today.  During the visit, Dan toured the services available from our Homeground Site on Scotland Rd.  

Liverpool Shopmobility are delighted to announce the launch of their online booking system. This will allow customers to book scooter and electric wheelchairs at their own convenience.

The Pullman Hotel hosted 50 carers for dinner as part of the Accor hotel groups' 50 years celebration.

Local Solutions' Money Advice Service, Liverpool Carers Centre and Shopmobility services were promoted at the Winter Survival Event.

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