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.
"I do background checks on young homeless people to ensure they're right for our householders and support them in their journey to their own home. Every young person is unique and meeting new people puts my life into perspective." - Terri Davies, Support Co-ordinator, Flintshire and Denbighshire Supported Lodgings and Nightstop
"I raise awareness about the different types of bullying and the impact it has. Our service makes a great difference to young people as they can reach out to us and we'll listen. It's rewarding just knowing we help many young people every day delivering a really important message" - Sherrell Jenkins, Bullybusters Team
"I manage a Supported Lodgings Scheme that offers a place of safety for young people. It enables them to grow and develop, to take a step closer to the person they want to become and prevents young people from becoming homeless." - Max Watterson, Operational Manager, Wirral Supported Lodgings
"I'm the admin officer for the Liverpool Carers Centre. Therefore, I am first point of contact for carers when asking for advice or help within their caring role. The reason why I enjoy what I do is because even with a simple chat over the phone, I am helping carers who are in need and this make me feel happy." - Hayley Conroy, Administration Officer, Liverpool Carers Centre
"I am passionate about working in partnership with businesses and organisations to give unpaid carers a break from their demanding caring roles. It can often be a lifeline to many and as such it is both humbling and very rewarding." - Mo Austin, Mytime Developer
"My job keeps people safe, I deliver a range of the health and safety courses such as Fire Awareness or Lone Working, as part of these I encourage people to think about their home environment or when they are on a night out and how they can keep themselves safe. I support the organisation making sure we follow legislation and our buildings are a safe place for our employees to work." - Ursula Harrison, Health and Safety Officer
"We work at Sunraye which is an all female hostel in North Wales. We promote independence, self-worth and confidence on a daily basis, making sure all the ladies that leave Sunraye feel empowered and able to thrive in an ever demanding world. Seeing the difference we make to the women's lives here at Sunraye make our job and enjoyable and very rewarding." - Barbara Sheady, Coordinator and Jenna Owen, Support Worker