On the 6th of February 2020, Mytime was featured on BBC North West Tonight, celebrating the new funding from the RSA for the project. The feature included a carer and user of the service, as well as two of the hoteliers who provide breaks for carers, and Hazel Brown the head of our Carers' services. Mytime provides unpaid carers with breaks donated by local businesses such as overnight hotel stays, afternoon teas and theatre tickets. Thanks to the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) funding, Mytime will be working in partnership with Hitch Marketing to co-create a digital application to facilitate breaks in other geographic areas.

Young people from our Sports Horizons project recently went on a 2 night residential trip in North Yorkshire. During their stay they got involved in loads of exciting activities. Find out more about their trip here.

Mytime, an award-winning scheme offering breaks to unpaid carers has secured a Catalyst Grant from the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

The winners have been announced for the Winter Carers of the Quarter awards. Winners attended a celebration today where they were given a certificate, flowers and had the opportunity to discuss their roles as carers. 

We’re always looking for more people to get involved in sponsored events. Are you planning on being more active this year? Set a goal of running a 10k, swimming long distance, or just going for a nice long walk. Use the motivation of being booked onto an event to help you make your new years resolution a reality.

Local Solutions have released their 'Year in Pictures' video for 2019.

The local Solutions Annual Award event took place on Friday 20th December, bringing together staff and volunteers from across the company to celebrate the exceptional work done by individuals within the Local Solutions community.

A number of young people were awarded at the AIMS Celebration Day on the 18th of December for their hard work and dedication over the past year.

Staff from across Local Solutions celebrated Christmas Jumper day on the 13th of December, with a fierce competition for the Best-Dressed Team award.

Two carers supported by the Liverpool Carers Centre were honoured at the 2019 Older People's Awards for their great work within the community. 

5 young people supported by our AIMS service recently completed a 10 week learning and development course with Street Soccer Academy. They got a great chance to practice their football skills whilst learning vital life skills. The course was delivered in partnership with the LFC Foundation

Hazel Brown, head of Carers Services and Judith Webb, head of Homecare took part in the IV Malopolska Silver Economy Congress in Krakow, Poland. The conference focussed on caring for mental health among older people.

Our Bullybusters project has been running for 15 years this year. To mark the occasion, the team held a birthday celebration at our offices. 

Liverpool Watersports Centre will be undergoing a huge refurbishment over the winter. This will include significant external repairs and painting and refurbishment of the changing rooms and café.

Bullybusters are inviting children and young people and their work colleagues to join them in wearing odd socks to celebrate Anti-Bullying week, which runs from the 11-15th November.  

33 tenants from Plus Dane and First Ark’s sheltered schemes enjoyed trying out activities at Liverpool Watersports Centre in two taster afternoons. Everyone enjoyed speeding down to Albert Dock in the Sir Bert Massie Wheelyboat and trying out the rafted canoes. They then made the most of the café with its fantastic views of the waterfront and people enjoying different activities on the water.

Our Supported Lodgings service has had some great success stories recently. Young people supported by the service are regularly moving on to the next step in their lives thanks to the support from our committed householders and our support workers. We've caught up with Chloe, a young person who has moved out of the supported living environment into University. 

Congratulations to the Carers of the Quarter. Winners attended a celebration where they were given a certificate, a gift and had the opportunity to discuss their roles as carers.

Every year Local Solutions holds the Long Service Awards. The awards provide the opportunity to recognise the commitment of staff members who have been working here for 15, 20, 25, 30 years or more. This year 25 members of staff received a long service award for a total of 490 years service  

Every year Local solutions celebrates the Long Service awards. We spoke to Pauline Dilworth about what it has been like to work in our Homecare team for 15 years.

Supported Families visit Chester Zoo

Families supported by our family hostel Plas Bellin were all treated to a fantastic day out to Chester Zoo. The trip was thanks to a generous donation from local builders merchant Dandy's Topsoil who provided the trip for all of the families supported by Plas Bellin. 

Families at Plas Bellin Hall enjoyed a Family Fun Day on the 28th August. It included pony rides, a fun bus, soccer darts, inflatable play area, raffle stall, face painting and exotic animals for the families to hold and learn about. One of the most popular attractions was June's 'I'm a Celebrity stall.'

5 staff took part in the Liverpool Cathedral Abseil on Saturday, 24th August. They collectively raised an incredible £2417 for services within Local Solutions: Bullybusters, Carers Emergency Fund, Domestic Abuse services and Resettlement Passport. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported them so generously.

The Liverpool, Knowsley and Sefton Supported Lodgings services took the young people they are supporting on an exciting day out at the Liverpool Watersports Centre. 


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