Community power key in St Helens Together strategy

Harnessing the community power in responding to a pandemic is the key to making St Helens Borough better. St Helens Together – Our Borough Strategy lays the foundations for the recovery and transformation of the borough to 2030. The borough strategy is the document that brings together how St Helens Borough Council will work side […]


A generous food wholesaler has donated a large supply of soup to Halton’s social supermarket. Trevors Foodservice, one of Halton Borough Council’s suppliers, contacted the Council to offer the donation to help people in the community. Community Shop were delighted to receive the crates of Baxter’s soups which they will sell in the Runcorn store […]

Cllr Luthfur Rahman OBE reacts to launch of National Leisure Recovery Fund

Statement following the announcement from Sport England that a £100m National Leisure Recovery Fund is to open. Executive Member for Skills, Culture and Leisure, Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE, said: “We welcome the announcement of a new fund to support local sport and leisure facilities, as we have been calling for such help to be made available for some […]

Gift Appeal aims to bring Christmas joy to vulnerable young people

Liverpool residents are being asked to show their legendary generosity to make sure that some of our city’s most vulnerable young people have a present to open this Christmas. Last week, Liverpool City Council launched its annual staff Christmas Gift Appeal which asks employees to donate items that will be given to young people who […]

Help give Warrington’s children a Christmas to remember

The council’s neighbourhoods in Warrington team is running its Christmas Toy Appeal for the eighth year. The initiative helps families who are struggling to buy presents for their children. The team is asking for donations of new toys, chocolates, sweets, books and gift vouchers suitable for children up to the age of 16 – all […]

Social housing register has changed to better support city’s most vulnerable

The way social homes are allocated to residents on the housing register has changed to make sure the system supports those who need a new home most. The changes to the system will come into force today (Tuesday 3 November) following a major public consultation last year, which attracted around 2,500 responses.   Social housing will still […]

Funding success for 20 flats to be used to support homeless in Manchester

Manchester City Council has successfully bid for government funding, which will help to secure accommodation for some of the most vulnerable people currently homeless in the city. The Council has secured significant grant funding – worth £1.37m – towards the purchase of 20 one-bed flats by March 2021.  The total scheme costs, which includes funding for furnishing the properties, will be £2.7m with match funding provided […]

JustGiving fund in support of free school meals

Following the government’s decision not to extend free school meals to vulnerable families over half term, a JustGiving fund has been set up to provide support to those businesses, organisations and community groups who have stepped in to provide food to families who are in receipt of benefits-related free school meals. The JustGiving page has […]