We were pleased to welcome the Chief Constable of Merseyside, Serena Kennedy, to visit some of our services at Local Solutions on Monday 6th September.
The Chief Constable visited Liverpool Watersports Centre. The Centre, run by Local Solutions, provides watersports activities within Liverpool's historic docks. As well as offering activities to the public, the centre works closely with our young persons hub, running many activities for young people within our Sports Horizons service.
Whilst at Liverpool Watersports Centre, the Chief Constable had a tour of our recently renovated facilities and spoke with our staff working at the centre. One of the main topics discussed was our work with young people as part of our Sports Horizons project & the positive impact the activities they take part in have.
Following the visit to the Young Person's Hub, the Chief Constable visited our Young Person's Hub. Based in Scotland Road the hub houses several support services focused on helping young people to build resilience, raise their aspirations and achieve their goals:
- AIMS Mentoring
- Sports Horizons
- Supported Lodgings
During her visit the Chief Constable spoke with team members within our young persons' hub as well as one of the young people we support. The visit gave the opportunity to look through our skills programme workbooks. One workbook of particular interest was that from our INK service. INK supports young people in Liverpool, aged 16-24 who are at risk of Child Criminal Exploitation.
Local Solutions is very fortunate to have a close connection with the Chief Constable & look forward to collaborating in future to better support members of our community.