Two Year 12 students from Bank View School in Liverpool have had their confidence and social skills boosted by taking part in a supported internship scheme with us. Bank View is a special educational needs school for students with complex learning difficulties, and twin brothers Anthony and Andrew Owen are the latest students to benefit from an internship with Livv.
Local communities keep responding to the COVID-19 crisis with kindness, becoming a vital service to vulnerable people. Our People Fund was set up to give a helping hand to local groups who need donations to continue their great work. We’re delighted to be able to announce the latest funding recipients nominated by our staff and share the stories of these lockdown heroes.
We're trying to help ease lockdown blues by providing all extra care housing residents with ‘Beat the Boredom Bundles’. Over 800 residents in Livv’s extra care schemes received the physically and mentally stimulating activity packs ahead of today, 18 January – which has become known as Blue Monday. Find out more about these great bundles.
The Samaritans are encouraging everyone to reach out to others, turning this ‘Blue Monday’ into ‘Brew Monday’, because feeling alone with your problems can have a big impact on your mental health, so this is the perfect time to reach out to a friend, family member, or colleague for a virtual cuppa and a chat. Here you can find a few tips on how to help someone open up as well as finding out more about this initiative and the work the Samaritans do.
Recognising that this festive period will be a tough time for families and individuals, Livv Housing Group has donated a total of £20,000 to provide festive food packages, as well as working on a range of other initiatives, to bring smiles to Knowsley faces this Christmas.
The campaign encourages people who have suicidal thoughts and their loved ones to download the StayAlive app. It provides accessible suicide prevention support including a safety plan and LifeBox where people can upload images or videos that remind them of their reasons to stay alive. The App also directs people to local help and gives people the tools to start a conversation about mental health and suicide.