Liverpool charity, Local Solutions, will be granted the Freedom of the City this week.
On Thursday 13 March, the North West charity will be admitted to the Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions of the City of Liverpool in recognition of services to improving the quality of life in Liverpool and across the North West.
This award is even more fitting as Local Solutions this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. The charity provides many services to assist vulnerable and excluded people including bully busters, homelessness provision, shopmobility and domestic abuse support.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar, said: “I am delighted to be granting Local Solutions the Freedom of the City in their 40th year.
“This is a great way for the city to recognise the difference Local Solutions has made to many people across, not only Liverpool, but the whole of the North West.
“The dedication of staff and volunteers makes their services invaluable within our communities and the role they play in improving lives among the most vulnerable in our city is vital.
“I hope they continue their excellent work for another forty years and beyond.”
Steve Hawkins, Local Solutions Chief Executive said: “It is with great pride that we have been granted this prestigious award in recognition of the delivery of vital services to people in Liverpool since 1974.
“This is a fitting tribute to the hard efforts of our dedicated staff and volunteers who strive to provide the best service to people in our communities. It will encourage us in our mission to Build Resilience, Raise Aspiration and Improve Lives.”
Since establishing themselves in 1974 the charity has seen the launch of the first supported lodgings scheme for young homeless 16 and 17 year olds, the setting up of Liverpool’s first carers centre and has worked successfully with the private sector to boost access to Liverpool City Centre for people with disabilities through its transport and mobility services.