L8LS - Shared Places and Spaces

Shared Places and Spaces in L8 aims to promote the places and spaces in the community which matter to local people. From community gardens to community living rooms, we deliver a wide range of inclusive activities which improve health and wellbeing as well as encouraging community cohesion.

Building on our pioneering L8 Living Sustainably project and supported by the National Lottery's Community Fund, this 3 year project operates across Liverpool 8, an area of significant poverty including high levels of welfare dependency, high unemployment and low educational attainment.

The project will engage in particular with people within the BME communities, older people living in fuel poverty and people who have low income. The project will utilise learning and training opportunities to engage NEETs and people with learning disabilities and will use existing Community Organisers to interact with disengaged communities.

The project will focus on informing local people on topics such as energy efficiency, the costs of energy and the importance of sustainable energy sources and the promotion of local, sustainable food sources.