My name is Kelly Saunders and I’m a recruitment coordinator for Local Solutions Homecare. My role involves seeing potential Care Support Workers through from the application stage through the process towards becoming a Care Support Worker. This approach has been developed with the candidate in mind to make it easier and quicker for people to go from an applicant to being ready to deliver care for people in need.

Carers Week 2020 is all about 'Making Caring Visible.'  We have asked four of the carers who are supported by Liverpool Carers Centre to tell us about their caring role.  A huge thank you to each of these carers for their honesty and sharing their stories with us.

I am a Carers Development Worker with Liverpool Carers Centre, working with unpaid carers across the city.  We complete Carers Assessments and make sure that carers’ own needs are met and that they are made aware about the huge amount of support that is available to them.  I’ve been employed here for three and a half years and I really enjoy the work and the different aspects to the role.

I am the administrator and LETS (Life Enhancing Technology Service) Advisor at Liverpool Carers Centre, and am quite often the first point of support for unpaid Carers, caring for a loved one, family or friend. I often support carers to complete a carer’s assessment, to enable carers to seek support and information.

The recent lockdown has meant that all of us are experiencing lots of changes in our everyday lives. We have all had to make a number of adaptations and think carefully about our physical and emotional wellbeing. As a result, lots of hostels and supported accommodations have had to make a number of changes to ensure the health and safety of their residents. I’ve been in touch with the team at Homeground hostel, to find out how life is going under lockdown, and the kind of things they’ve been up to.

My name is Beth Cunliffe and I am an Operational Manager for Local Solutions Homecare. I’ve always been passionate about supporting people and wanted my job to reflect that. That’s why I started and have continued my career in the care sector.

My name is Christopher King and I am the GP Link Worker at the Liverpool Carers Centre Liverpool. Supporting carers is something I am very passionate about and seeing the difference the support on offer at the Carers Centre can make is highly rewarding. 

My name is Dan, the current fostering manager at Local Solutions. I’m from Liverpool, I’ve always lived here and went to university here. I’ve have worked as a social worker in many different areas. I joined Local Solutions recently and I have been working on setting up a fostering service.

I'm Betty, Local Solutions' new chaplain! Come and have a cup of tea and a chat!

To mark Anti-Bullying week 2019, we sat down with the Bullybusters team to talk about the work they do throughout the year to tackle bullying across Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley. Did you know that they delivered antibullying sessions to over 30,000 children, young people, parents and teachers last year? Find out about their work and how you can join them by wearing odd socks this week....

We caught up with the DOT Team - Data Operations Team - to find out more about their role and the part they play in the organisation.  We wanted to find out the best bits and challenges in their role and if they have any team traditions....

Written by Sports horizons project co-ordinator - Darren Browne

My name is Darren and I’m the Project Coordinator for an exciting new venture: the launch of the Sports Horizon project within our Young Person’s Hub on Scotland Road.

The project has been long in the making and takes inspiration from our very successful AIMS services. The main driver for Sports Horizons is meaningful engagement in sporting activities by young people which helps them to broaden their horizons – hence the name!


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