Parkhaven Trust has played host to film stars Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham as they film a moving story of the relationship between a young care home worker (Comer) and a patient (Graham), whose lives are changed forever by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last spring.

The filming took place at the empty Kyffin Taylor building on Deyes Lane in Maghull.

The Channel 4 commissioned drama is titled ‘Help’ and is set in a fictional Liverpool care home. The drama comes from BAFTA award-winning writer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, National Treasure) and BAFTA award-winning director Marc Munden (The Third Day, Utopia).

The team at Parkhaven Trust were delighted to welcome the film crew, Kim Crowe Chief Executive at Parkhaven Trust said: “We were approached by the producers of the drama and we were thrilled to allow them the use of an empty building that belongs to the Trust.

The film crew and actors were very accommodating, even taking photos with some of our staff at a COVID safe distance!

Telling the story of the past 12months in social care is incredibly important. It has been an extremely challenging time for our residents, their families and our staff; any medium that shines a light on this issue and the dedication of our front line workers during this time is welcomed.  We can’t wait to see the final product on our screens!”