A Wirral charity helping the homeless has been given a funding boost to help its work during winter.

Committed to giving back to the local community, and with a selection of building projects in the borough, a team member at Bellway selected the charity, which was established in 1991.

Wirral Ark supports hundreds of people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Through its accommodation, professional services, and a compassionate ear, it helps individuals achieve good and real outcomes for themselves.

Since Wirral Ark's inception in 1991, the charity has accommodated more than 5,166 homeless people and has provided healthcare to 3,444.

Paul Hardman, chief executive at Wirral Ark, said: "We are incredibly grateful for the donation Bellway has contributed to our charity, which will allow us to keep making a difference in the community.

"Now more than ever we are aware of an increased level of need from very desperate people who are on the brink of homelessness.

"Together with the reduction in Universal Credit and the end of furlough, it risks being a perfect storm that could have a devastating effect in Wirral.

"Therefore, the support received from businesses makes a huge difference to our ability to provide safe shelter for those most in need, at such a dangerous time for anyone homeless or at risk of becoming so."

Jenny Bell, sales director for Bellway North West, added: "As a company we understand how important it is to support the local community where we have developments and Wirral Ark was the perfect choice.

"They do such incredible work and rely on donations, so I am pleased we could help them out in a small way as winter approaches."