Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram officially opens new Local Solutions HQ in Wavertree
1 year ago
Liverpool-based charity Local Solutions has moved from their home of nearly 50 years on Mount Vernon Green to a new HQ in Wavertree.
The charity, launched in 1974 to support vulnerable children, adults and families across the Liverpool City Region and North Wales, was joined by LCR Metro Mayor and Liverpool Lord Mayor Councillor Mary Rasmussen to officially launch the new premises.
The office will house the charity’s support teams as they continue to provide support services to tackle a huge range of issues including domestic abuse, homelessness, bullying and social care.
Mayor Rotheram said: “The necessity for what Local Solutions does and its services will be in greater demand with the government we’ve got and the society they are creating, we are going to need you even more.
“If this new building helps that to happen more easily for those service users, then that’s absolutely brilliant. Local Solutions is a fantastic charity which has served our community well for nearly fifty years and the new HQ is fantastic.”
Councillor Mary Rasmussen said it was a “bittersweet moment” to help open the premises as her late daughter Lian once worked for Local Solutions.
She added: “It’s not about the building. It’s about all of you.
“The work you do is absolutely incredible, keep smiling, keep working and keep helping our communities.”
Local Solutions are undergoing a major revitalisation as they look to accelerate and expand their work.
The charity improves the health and well-being of the elderly through their domiciliary care provision and provides independence and freedom through their Shopmobility service. In addition Local Solutions provides valuable respite to carers from across the city through their MyTime scheme
They also provide support and accommodation for young people enabling them to develop independence while increasing the safety and security of children through BullyBusters and support victims of domestic abuse through counselling.
Local Solutions are also launching an incredible new ‘Power Up’ campaign to support young homeless people with the soaring costs of setting up and sustaining their own homes. The campaign will empower young people to succeed in sustaining tenancies and provide support for them in their community, enabling them to be independent, live with dignity and increase the chances of them realising their full potential and succeed in living independently.
Local Solutions Chief Executive Tom Harrison, who was appointed into the position last year having worked with the charity for more than 15 years combining operations and development, said: “I’m incredibly proud to have seen Local Solutions move into a new premises that is genuinely going to change the way we work and improve the lives of those we help.
“It will allow us to be more collaborative, creative, innovative and flexible – primarily to help people feel empowered and achieve their own goals
“Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Mary Rasmussen have inspired our incredible staff to carry on their stellar work to empower communities and help people that need it most live fulfilled lives.”