Peter Dowd, MP, Opens Bosco Lodge
Bosco Lodge was officially opened by local MP Peter Dowd on Friday 29th July.
After cutting the tape, Peter said a few words to the visitors who had gathered outside. He said: “The work that Bosco Society does in supporting the homeless in Sefton is second to none and I am proud to have been asked along today to declare the new premises officially open.”
“I am very impressed by the high standard of accommodation here at Bosco Lodge. It really is fantastic.
Peter spent over an hour at the Lodge, inspecting the facilities and chatting to residents and staff. One resident, Johnny, said: “He was OK. He listened to what we had to say. I told him that the difference between here and the old place (the Sead project) was amazing. I feel proud that I can have family and friends visit me here because it’s such a nice place.”
Senior worker James Heller is in charge of Bosco Lodge. He said: I would like to thank Peter Dowd, our MP, for kindly doing us the honour of officially declaring our new project, Bosco Lodge, open. It’s always good to see MPs involved in activities and events in their local constituency and he’s welcome to pop in any time.”
Bosco manager, Sheila Howard, said: “This past 12 months must have been strange for the staff that transferred over to Bosco from the Sead project last year. Obviously, this has been a time of transition for them, a change of management, a change of working practices, a change of culture even.”
“At first this must have seemed daunting. Unlike their previous employers, we are not a large, commercial operation. We are a small, not-for-profit local charity but with a strong ethos of caring for both our residents and our staff. I hope we’ve helped to allay any initial fears they may have had about all the changes and gone someway to welcome them into the Bosco family.”