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Miss Liverpool City Region to raise money for a local charity with star-studded:- 'Lockdown's Got Talent' show

THE newly crowned Miss Liverpool City Region is calling upon her fellow TV talent show finalists to raise money for a Liverpool charity this month. Poppy Gerrard, who earned the coveted Golden Buzzer, on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, as part of Wirral dance group Mersey Girls in 2017, has put together:- 'Lockdown's Got Talent,' a variety show that will premiere on YouTube, on Saturday, 27 March 2021.

The show will feature a host of well known talent UK stars and celebrities, including:- Dancing On Ice winner and I'm A Celeb... runner-up Jake Quickenden, as well as BGT finalists, comedian Daliso Chaponda and magician, Jamie Raven.

Anyone who buys a ticket to the show will also get the chance to win either a Liverpool shirt signed by Trent Alexander-Arnold or an Everton shirt signed by Toffees' legend, Pat Van Den Hauwe, in a live and interactive quiz to end the show.

The online event:- 'Lockdown's Got Talent' will premiere, at 7pm, on Saturday, 27 March 2021, on YouTube. Tickets to watch the show are ₤10 and can be bought now from Skiddle, with all proceeds going to charity. For a ticket, please visit:-

All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Miss World charity:- 'Beauty With A Purpose,' and the Liverpool charity, Mandela8, of which Trent Alexander Arnold is a patron.

If you don't already know, Poppy Gerrard, Miss Liverpool City Region 2021, will soon be going on to represent the City Region in the Miss England competition, later this year. she will be 1 of the hosts for this online spectacular and said ahead of the event:- "I'm beyond excited to be the organiser of Lockdown's Got Talent, raising money for 2 incredible charities which are close to my heart. Being from Liverpool and performing there all my life, it was really important to me to give something back to the fantastic City, so I was really happy to collaborate with Mandela8 and support their Roots and Wings community program, which helps young people who lack positive role models and are at risk of criminal exploitation or violent crime. I am also excited to be raising money for Beauty with a Purpose, as it's at the heart of Miss England. Being a dancer and actress, I can't wait to celebrate the arts and put on a show which will entertain those who are feeling alone in Lockdown. I have called on a few of my celebrity friends from when I was a dancer on the show Britain's Got Talent, and the line up we've got is spectacular. I am also a big football fan so I'm ecstatic to be involving the 2 leading Merseyside clubs, as well. Join us for a:- 'Night with the stars!'"

Also joining her will be Britain's Got Talent Star and World Champion Martial Artist, Jesse Jane McParland.  Plus, the show will also feature many other well know faces and voices, like:- Radio City presenter, Leanne Campbell; operatic star, Sophie Clarke, from BBC One's All Together Now; martial artist and stunt performer, Jesse Jane McParland; and So You Think You Can Dance and West End star, Robbie McMillan.

For information about Miss Liverpool City Region, please visit:- Miss-Liverpool-City-Region.Com and for Miss England:- MissEngland.Info.

Care England comments on 'Sleep Ins' ruling

THE largest representative body of independent adult social care providers, Care England, has welcomed the clarity provided by the Supreme Court with the Sleep In judgement delivered this morning. Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, says:- "After a lot of uncertainty it is useful to have this ruling from the Supreme Court. Our staff are our best resource and need to be valued as such. This is all part of the broader picture of the much needed reform of the adult social care sector which we will continue to press the Government on."

The verdict on the Royal Mencap Society (Respondent) v Tomlinson Blake (Appellant) case was delivered. The case sought to clarity whether home workers who were required to remain at home in their shift and/or residential care workers who 'sleep in' were entitled to the national minimum wage for the time that was not spent actually performing some specific activity. The Court ruled in favour of Mencap stating that only the time that care workers spent awake performing work should be classified as working for the National Minimum Wage purposes.

Martin Green continues:-
"Care England continues to call for a ten year plan for adult social a key part of which is a workforce plan, akin to that of the NHS, where career progression, pay and rewards are identified. We hope that the Government will take account of this issue and the sector’s economic fragility in its forthcoming Spending Review."

Tell Healthwatch your Care Home story

HEALTHWATCH Sefton, the local independent champion for health and care, wants to hear people's experience of what it's been like being in a Care Home during the past 12 months. Diane Blair, Manager of Healthwatch Sefton, explained:- "During this Pandemic, we have not been able to plan our Enter and View visits into Care Homes and, as a result, have not been able to talk to residents, their relatives, or staff about how care is provided within Care Homes. Visiting is a central part of Care Home life. It is crucially important for maintaining the health, wellbeing and quality of life of residents. Visiting is also vital for family and friends to maintain contact and life long relationships with their loved ones and contribute to their support and care."

To gather people's stories, Healthwatch this week launched the campaign Care Homes:- Your Story. Your Say!  Diane added:- "By asking people to share their stories with us we can then get a picture of the impact the Pandemic has had on people who have been living in Care Homes. We are also welcoming feedback from relatives and friends who may not live local, but have someone they care for in 1 of our Sefton based homes."

All feedback shared is anonymous. To share your story go to:- SurveyMonkey.Co.UK/r/Care-Homes-Your-Story-Your-Say. If you don't want to fill in this form and would prefer to speak to someone about your experiences, give the team a call on:- 08002061304. More information on the campaign can be found on the Healthwatch Sefton website.

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