Liverpool City Council's plans to improve three deprived areas using a dedicated action team have been welcomed by voluntary, public and private sector organisations.
The council wants to establish a North Liverpool Action Team to tackle problems with housing and environmental blight, as well as crime and anti social behaviour, in Anfield, County and Kirkdale.
The action team will be led by a small team of elected councillors representing the areas and city officers, which includes support from the following organisations and services:
- Neighbourhood investor Plus Dane Group
- Liverpool Primary Care Trust
- Merseyside Police
- Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
- Vicinity Group
- Mersey Care NHS Trust
- Liverpool Hope University
- Liverpool Vision
- Liverpool Biennial
- Open Culture
Ken Perry, chief executive of Plus Dane Group, said: "We have decades of experience of working with and for neighbourhoods.
"We are confident that we can help a coalition of willing people and organisations with an existing commitment to make an even bigger difference to the quality of life of people in north Liverpool."
Cllr Steve Munby, Liverpool City Council's cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: "I really welcome the wide range of diverse organisations that have come on board to work together and be part of the North Liverpool Action Team.
"No one organisation has the answer to the wide range of issues that need tackling, and that is why we want as many as possible to be part of this project to develop ideas and innovate.
The council said a series of targets for the first three months of the year will be set shortly, and an evaluation carried out afterwards to measure how it is working. If it proves successful then it could be rolled out to other areas of the city.