The Big Help Project built more links across Knowsley in September, when they welcomed Halewood North Councillor Alan Flute, and Kate Ellis from First Ark, to the Kirkby headquarters.

Cllr Flute and Kate Ellis came to see first-hand the work that the project does in the community, after hearing about the incredible work of the Baby Basics scheme. They had a tour of the offices and met the teams that delivers the project's services supporting clients with debt, looking for work, welcoming a new baby and dealing with a food crisis.

After his visit, Councillor Flute voiced his support and admiration for the work we do, saying "Today I had the privilege of meeting the people and the organisation The Big Help Project. Not only am I impressed with the people who make the organisation, for their driven passion to make a difference to people in a time of need, but also the caring way that they deliver their many varied and valued services.

It is a sad sign of the times that we find ourselves in a situation where we rely on food banks and the diverse services that they offer, but thank goodness that the Big Help Project has risen to the challenge, to meet the needs of people who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in need.

Whether it be a small intervention, with advice, information, sign posting or a life changing difference, I thank the Big Help Project for their drive and passion, and the compassionate way that they deliver the difference to Knowsley people. Well done to the Big Help Project."

CEO Barry Cooper said, "We thank Cllr Flute and Kate Ellis for taking the time to visit us, and for their kind words, which are a testament to the whole team here at the Big Help who work so tirelessly helping Knowsley's most vulnerable."