Children’s home rated ‘outstanding’ for tenth consecutive time

Westland Drive children’s home, which provides short breaks for young people with complex needs, is celebrating continued success following a recent Ofsted inspection. The short break home, which is based in Padgate, has been rated as ‘outstanding’ in its latest inspection, making it the tenth consecutive time the home has been given the highest possible […]


A new Resources and Waste Strategy for St Helens Borough that aims to ‘make waste a thing of the past’ was approved by Cabinet yesterday (Wednesday 22nd March), with changes coming to recycling and waste collections later this year. The strategy focuses on helping residents to understand the impact of their waste and how we […]

Innovative platform tackling homelessness launches in Manchester

Homeless families are set to benefit from a groundbreaking service that gives them access to employment support and homes so they can move out of temporary accommodation and into their own homes. Manchester City Council has partnered with Beam, a social enterprise that fundraises on behalf of homeless people and connects them with a supportive […]


Halton Housing and Halton Borough Council are working in partnership as part of the Big Halton Forest initiative. The Big Halton Forest project has first agreed by Halton Borough Council in 2022 as part of its Climate Change action plan. The plan includes the planting of 130,000 new trees across Runcorn and Widnes by 2030. […]

Early detect, Early protect – New cancer screening website launched

A new website to support healthcare and community professionals in starting conversations about screening for breast, bowel and cervical cancers with people living in Cheshire and Merseyside has been launched.  Every year, around 1,200 people are diagnosed with cancer in Warrington and 540 are killed by the disease in the town. Data shows that approximately […]

Celebrating Warrington’s social workers this World Social Work Day

To mark World Social Work Day, Warrington Borough Council is recognising the important role of its social workers. World Social Work Day is taking place today, Tuesday 21 March. It was founded by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), which is the global body for social workers. This year’s theme is ‘respecting diversity through […]

Liverpool signs first pledge in bid to protect its parks

Liverpool City Council has signed its first legally-binding agreement to protect the city’s parks forever. In one of her final acts as Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson, has sealed the deal to protect Falkner Square Gardens, in Toxteth, with the Council set to agree similar terms for another 20 much-loved parks and green spaces within the next […]

Council awards more than £900,000 over three years to Manchester based arts organisations

Grants totalling £939,982 over the next three years have been awarded by the city council to twelve different arts organisations in Manchester that between them deliver an extensive range of cultural activities and opportunities both for local people and wider arts audiences. Each of the organisations awarded grant funding – which begins in April 2023 […]

UK’s first Kinship Carers Charter is launched

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Frazer Lake with Pauline Thornley, of Liverpool Kinship Carers, signed the Liverpool Kinship Charter on behalf of Liverpool City Council © Liverpool City Council LIVERPOOL has become the first area in the country to launch a charter setting out how it will support kinship carers. The Kinship Charter Liverpool has […]

New HIV support provider opens their doors to Liverpool residents

The Passionate about Sexual Health Partnership (PaSH Partnership) is now delivering sexual health and HIV interventions and support on behalf of Liverpool City Council. The Passionate about Sexual Health Partnership (PaSH Partnership) is a collaboration between BHA for Equality, George House Trust and LGBT Foundation. The partnership collectively holds decades of experience in the field […]