The weather is poo, the country is in turmoil and the world is on fire – HOWEVER Liverpool has always proven to be a city that is spreading joy and providing community to those who need it most.
I’ve rounded up six Instagram accounts that are making a difference and spreading joy around town. Read on to find out more…
Based outside of the Bombed Out Church, @scousekitchen are a stationary kitchen offering hot meals, drinks, clothes and essentials to the ever growing homeless population of Liverpool. Their outreach team @scousereach1 go out with trollies on Wednesday evenings, feeding the city’s rough sleepers, as well as offering vegan options and sleeping bags. I know a lot of local businesses contribute food to Scouse Kitchen’s amazing cause, and you can donate to their Tough Mudder fundraiser.
Alongside offering a range of stand up paddle boarding lessons, @liverpoolsupco are passionate about keeping the city’s waters clean and plastic free! They host a range of meet-ups and activities including plastic paddles and beach clean-ups. Visit their website to find out more about how and when to do your bit for the environment and making Merseyside a more eco-friendly place for everyone!
A volunteer-run movement campaigning to end period poverty and providing people who have periods with menstrual items. Find out more and get involved by visiting The Period Project Merseyside’s website.
Started in honour of Irish immigrant Kitty Wilkinson, Kitty’s Laundrette is a community laundrette and social space based in Everton. Providing affordable and eco-friendly washing & drying facilities, as well as free wifi and a place for people to gather, talk and learn! Follow them on Instagram and check out their website to find out more about this fantastic project.
@comicsyouth is a non-profit organisation providing a safe space for young people across Merseyside to create their own comics and zines, and unleash their creativity in a supportive, like-minded environment. Comics Youth also hold events such as weekly Dungeon & Dragons sessions, and Saturday drop-ins to get a feel for what they are all about.
The Little Bird Told Me is an LGBTQ+ podcast with a Scouse twist. Each episode is a conversation with a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the North West. An enlightening take on important issues, that is really easy to listen to. Listen, download and subscribe to The Little Bird Told Me here.