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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.

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

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