How we are continuing to safeguard and protect children in Knowsley

February 8, 2021

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We helped families facing hardship


More than ever families in Knowsley were facing hardship during the 2020 six weeks summer holiday. They needed support and we responded. 

In partnership with One Knowsley, we used our expertise, skills, and resources to support the voluntary sector to deliver the SNAP Programme (Sport, Nutrition and Active Play). 

The programme provided online, outdoor, and take-home activities which helped hundreds of families and supported over 20 voluntary groups. Livv successfully:

  • Delivered expertly guided Zoom sessions to help community groups navigate around Covid-19 risks and plan activities safely.
  • Secured £12,000 of funding for food and slow cookers for families
  • Donated and delivered 1,250 activity bags to children containing a range of games from Jenga, frisbees, bats and balls, colouring books and more.

This fantastic initiative protected the mental wellbeing of children at an incredibly difficult time.

You can read more about this initiative here


We’re supporting families in poverty this winter


Our winter scheme has been set up to support our customers and their families who are experiencing poverty during the pandemic and need extra help towards heating, water, and food bills.

These vital funds are keeping vulnerable children fed and warm during these most challenging of times, helping to protect their physical and mental wellbeing.


We’re connecting vulnerable young people with positive experiences


We have expert teams working with families across the Borough where children and young people are affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences or are becoming involved with (or at risk of) crime, gangs, or criminal exploitation. 

We’ve set up a Young People’s Fund to help us provide a bespoke offer when working with families, so we can make appropriate interventions to reduce harm, incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour.

It helps us connect young people with a range of positive experiences to improve their mental and physical wellbeing or improve their education and skills, such as joining a sports club or access counselling.

These experiences create further opportunities and help us build trusted relationships with our vulnerable customers.

Most importantly though it is helping us to improve the aspirations, wellbeing, education, and skills of young people in Knowsley.