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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. 

Local Solutions has been accredited by the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, the national accreditation standard that recognises an organisation’s commitment to improving the lives of those who work there.

Our mytime project featured on Inside Out North West. The crew from Inside out spent a lot of time speaking to carers and hearing about their roles as carers, and how a mytime break can have a really positive effect on them. 

Local Solutions was pleased to welcome Margot James, MP and Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries to the organisation on 7 February. The visit to Liverpool was organised by Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to look at the 5G test bed

Recently 8 unpaid carers attended afternoon tea at the Pullman Hotel. The Hotel provided this complimentary break for them so that they could take a break from their demanding caring roles and enjoy some "Mytime" 

Cherry Tree House our extra care scheme, threw a great party for one of their service users 60th birthdays. 

Local Solutions is exploring the possibility of launching a Fostering Agency which would support children in the Liverpool City Region.

Local Solutions has a long history of providing support for young people through our accommodation projects, family hostels, supported lodgings placements and specialist mentoring programmes.

Congratulations to the Autumn 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

We're delighted to announce that the Resettlement Passport has been awarded an 'Awards for All' grant from the Big Lottery to support the development of the initiative. Our Resettlement Passport is an online tenancy skills course which developed out of our work with homeless young people, and is now being used by organisations nationally.  It gives people skills and confidence to prepare for and manage their own tenancy.

Every year we collect the photos of our favorite moments and create our film of the year.

The Local Solutions Annual Award event took place on Friday 21st December, bringing together staff and volunteers from across the company to celebrate the last year. The event included speeches from Steve Hawkins, Local Solutions’ Chief Executive and Nigel Lanceley, Local Solutions’ Chair; an opportunity to review the year in photos and the first showing of a video featuring three people telling their stories of how they have been impacted by Local Solutions’ work this year.

 

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