More than 8,000 Merseyside charities and voluntary organisations will receive a boost this week when they receive much-needed PPE supplies from Knowsley-based Livv Housing Group.
With COVID-19 cases rising in the Liverpool City Region voluntary organisations and charities now need additional supplies of PPE to ensure they can continue to provide their services to the region’s most vulnerable people.
Livv Housing Group stepped in to help One Knowsley, the voice of the voluntary sector in the borough, to distribute essential PPE across the voluntary sector.
Racheal Jones, Chief Executive Officer, One Knowsley said: “The support from Livv Housing Group has been outstanding and we are extremely grateful for their time and resource. They have gone above and beyond to not only support our own relationship but also to support our CVS network across the Liverpool City Region. Projects such as this one really do highlight the value of infrastructure organisations. We are all able to practically support our local community and voluntary organisations. This is our response to the sector showing concerns about the affordability of PPE.”
Amanda Newton, Executive Director, Customer Insight, at Livv Housing Group, said: “Our voluntary sector is an essential part of the fabric of our communities and making sure the organisations who do so much for the region’s people and businesses are equipped with the right PPE is essential. Working with our partner, One Knowsley, our teams have made this happen at a crucial time.
“Voluntary organisations and charities are playing a critical role in ensuring families and individuals stay safe and well during the pandemic, and that support that will be even more vital during the coming months. By working in partnership with organisations such as One Knowsley, we can play our part by keeping safe those who are dedicating their time to look after the region’s most vulnerable.”
Sally Yeoman, Chief Officer, Halton & St Helens VCA said: “We are extremely grateful for the support of the PPE and Livv Housing Group for their help in getting this PPE to each of the Borough CVS. Our groups have been key in supporting the community response in each place and access to this PPE will enable them to keep doing this safely.”