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To Provide guidance to commissioners and service providers the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) held a webinar to discuss how to expand and improve on breaks available to Carers. One of the presenters on the webinar was our very own Head of Carers Services, Hazel Brown. Hazel spoke about our innovative Mytime service.

Excellent news for Bullybusters as they recently received a grant from the LFC Foundation Community Fund, in partnership with Cash For Kids, to provide materials for young people to spread the anti-bullying message. 

Do you have a long-term health condition? Does this ever stop you from getting active? Have you ever wanted to try Open Water Swimming? If so, the Liverpool Watersports Centre is holding a taster session that you are welcome to attend, where you can give it a try and see if it’s for you or to find out more information about the services that are on offer.

Liverpool Disability rights hero was remembered at a Town Hall Event, held on 25th June and hosted by the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson OBE. The event payed tribute to the life and work of Sir Bert Massie, Vice Chairman and long-standing Trustee of Local Solutions and a key figure in the disability rights movement. 

Unpaid carers from Liverpool say that the loneliness prevention device, “Push to Talk”, has helped them overcome social isolation and brought them closer to others.

Our Homecare service is holding a vlog competition for our staff. Any staff member working in Homecare is challenged to create a blog about what they do. Whether that involves giving us a glimpse into a regular working day, the good or bad parts of the job, how the job has changed you, or another topic altogether. 

As part of our annual carers week, today we hosted a free event to provide support and information to the unpaid carers of Liverpool. Held in Stanley Park’s Isla Gladstone conservatory, the event was a day full of fun and informative events focusing on the city’s carers.

For Volunteers week Local Solutions hosted our annual Volunteers Lunch where volunteers and Supported Lodgings Householders from across the company came to celebrate their hard work. The annual Volunteers Lunch is significant as it helps to recognise the wonderful contribution of volunteers across Local Solutions' services.

On Friday 24th May we launched our new Young Persons' Hub. The hub will bring together our current services working with young people in Liverpool, providing an 'all in one place' service.

Sir Bert Massie's autobiography 'A Life Without Limits' is now available.  Sir Bert Massie was a key figure in the Disability Rights movement and a longstanding supporter and Trustee of Local Solutions.  The autobiography tells the story of his life in Liverpool, the prejudice he faced due to his disability and his journey as a disability rights activist.  The book tells his incredible story and was completed by his wife Maureen and friends after his death in October 2017.

The annual Carer of the Year celebration was held today, to recognise members of Local Solution’s Homecare team. A range of awards were presented, following nominations from colleagues, managers and people who are supported by the Homecare service.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for an award!

An event in aid of Local Solutions was held in the House of Lords on Monday 13th May.  The event, which was hosted by Lord Borwick paid tribute to the life and work of Sir Bert Massie CBE DL.  Sir Bert was a long standing trustee of Local Solutions and a key figure in the disability rights movement. 

Carers Week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of the challenges that carers face and recognise their hard work and the benefits to their families and communities.

Last month Plas Bellin held its semi-annual biker day. Each year at Christmas and Easter around 25 Harley-Davidson bikers visit the supported accommodation for families. 

Local Solutions is always grateful for donations to help us to support our community. If you're interested in raising some money for us, there are a variety of fun sponsored events that you can take part in. You can choose which part of the charity that the money you've raised goes to, so you know exactly who it will be benefiting. 

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

Mayor Joe Anderson visited Local Solutions today (10th April) to meet with staff and find out more about the services that we provide to communities in Liverpool. 

Carers across Merseyside, who are supported by the Liverpool Carers Centre, have been getting involved in a variety of artistry's during "Calming Craft Sessions". 

Local Solutions has achieved a Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. The prestigious award proves our commitment to raising the standards of health and safety throughout the charity. 

In December 2018 we asked Homecare service users to give their feedback in a survey to find out more about their experiences, what the Homecare team does well and which areas they wanted the service to improve in.The team received hugely positive feedback with a massive 95% rating the service as good or excellent! 

Salford's Care Leavers are benefiting from Local Solutions' Resettlement Passport thanks to a partnership between Citywest Housing Trust and Salford's leaving care service 'Next Step.'  The Housing Association work closely with 'Next Step' to support young people as they transition into independent living and have funded the provision of the online Resettlement Passport tenancy skills course as part of this support.   

The Liverpool Watersports Centre has been awarded funding by the 1851 Trust to give free sailing lessons to children in Merseyside. 500 places are available for students aged 11 to 14 years old, at schools located within 15 miles of the Centre, based at Queens Dock. 

Local Solutions' AIMS - Accommodation Intense Mentoring and Skills -  program has relaunched and is taking referrals for young people aged 16-21 who are with leaving care services, have experience of the care system or who are NEET.

 

Today (March 8th) is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate all the achievements that women make.This years theme is Balance for Better and here at Local Solutions we're happy to have many female staff and volunteers who are making a huge difference to our local communities. 

 

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