A NETWORK of organisations helping to support people living independently has been launched.

My Choice Marketplace brings together groups that provide quality independent living support for vulnerable people.

It means service providers can easily share best practice and work together more closely to ensure consistent quality for the people they are supporting.

Pictured at the launch on September 20 at Waterside Arts Centre in Sale are (left to right), kneeling Helen Barraclough from Friendly faces Activities, Stuart Webster from Bluesci, Alan Savage and Lucy Gill (Home Instead Senior Care),Barry Glasspell (Transformation Team Trafford) Ann Marie Jones (Chief Executive for Age UK Trafford), Charlotte Roberts (Centre for Independent Living)David Ecclesley (Trafford Council personal budget team) and on the hand bicycle is Helen Hines from Simply Cycling.