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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.

Congratulations to Jean Ecclestone who was nominated for Outstanding Carer Award at the Older People’s Awards. Jean attended the event along with some of the team at the Liverpool Carers Centre.

This week is Anti-Bullying Week with the theme, 'All Different, All Equal.' The Bullybusters team will be making the most of the national focus on anti-bullying, visiting more schools than ever across Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley.

Liverpool Shopmobility service is launching 'Shop Safe' the UK's first warning and informing service, in partnership with Directmii Ltd. Shop Safe has been developed to provide alerts, information and instructions to the public that may be thinking of visiting a town or city centre and is particularly aimed at people who have a disability.

Yesterday, the 'mytime' project was featured on BBC North-West Tonight and Made in Liverpool TV. Both shows featured the Celebration event and Website Launch held yesterday at the Hilton Hotel as well as the story of 'mytime' - a unique partnership between the Liverpool Carers Centre and local hotels and businesses who donate breaks for carers. 

A celebration event was held on Wednesday 25th October at the Hilton Hotel where organisations that have contributed to our mytime project received recognition awards. They also heard from carers who have been on a break and found out about the massive impact it has had on them.

Congratulations to our Carers of the Quarter:

A group of carers have been working with our Carers Centre to create art work which is now on display at the Museum of Liverpool.

Bullybusters launched their first school surgery last week at Kirkby High. The team set up a stand in the dinner hall and students were able to approach them very informally with any questions they had. It was particularly aimed at supporting Year 7s who have just moved to the school and are settling into secondary school.

One of our Supported Lodgings service users, Graz Jocius, will be leaving on Sunday to start at Edge Hill University.

Today, Local Solutions held its annual Long Service Awards where 23 staff celebrated a combined service of 405 years.  The awards were held at the Liverpool Marriott Hotel with a presentation of certificates, champagne and flowers in recognition of the commitment and dedication to the organisation and the impact of each staff member’s  service on the communities Local Solutions serves. 

Sherrell from our Bullybusters project recently bumped into ‘Boogie Storm’ from Britain’s Got Talent 2016.

On Sunday 27th August, The Crown Pub in Liverpool City Centre held a fundraiser for Bullybusters.

With Liverpool’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 well underway, Liverpool Carers Centre got into the spirit by holding a health and wellbeing session at our watersports centre.

On 25th July, BBC Radio Merseyside ran a feature on the Mersey Mermaids, a group of open water swimmers who meet every Tuesday at our watersports centre in Queen's Dock. 

On Tuesday 18th July, Worst Kept Secret took part in a 'Say no to Domestic Abuse' football fun day which was organised by the Liverpool County Football Association.

Our Worst Kept Secret service (WKS) will be supporting this year’s Women against Domestic Abuse Cup which is taking place on Tuesday 18th July. 

The homelessness network behind Flintshire and Denbighshire Nightstop will be featured in a major new TV documentary this month.  More4 is to broadcast Would You Take In A Stranger? – a powerful and moving hour-long film made by Drummer TV – on the evening of Tuesday 11th July. 

A user of our homecare service, Thomas Bolland, recently celebrated his 100th birthday.  To mark this landmark occasion the homecare team took him a mug and some chocolates - his care staff say he has a sweet tooth!

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