Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Grand Home-Start Spring Draw

Posted on March 31, 2017 - Fundraising, News

Raffle tickets are now on sale at the Home-Start Hub and at our Charity Shop for our Spring Draw, which will be held on April 11th.

Prizes not to be missed include a luxury hamper and a picture portrait session at Max Spielmann’s.

Please call in to purchase your tickets before 11th April, and if you can help by selling some as well, that would be very much appreciated, books are available at the hub.

Pop up Charity Shop

Posted on March 11, 2017 - Fundraising, News

 

Home-Start Wirral are always looking for new opportunities to raise funds to continue their important work supporting Wirral families.

We have an opportunity to run a ‘pop up’ charity shop at 29 Seaview Road, Wallasey, CH45 4QN. We have the premises and the stock, but we are short of enough volunteers to make the most of this opportunity.

You don’t have to be a current Home-Start volunteer, so please get in touch if you think you could help.

Please call The Hub 0151 608 8288 or email saraforfar@homestartwirral.co.uk if you can help.

There are various times and different ways you could help between Thursday 16th March and Monday 20th March depending on your commitments.

Click here for more details.

‘Quality Assurance’ success

Posted on March 5, 2017 - News, Recent Event

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Home-Start Wirral last had a ‘Quality Assurance Review’ in 2012, so the 7th February 2017 was an ideal opportunity to demonstrate its continued good practice and compliance to the Home-Start QA system.

The ‘Quality Assurance Review’ is a rigorous internal audit, consisting of a one day visit by a QA Specialist from Home-Start UK, who assesses the scheme using information gathered on the day and self-assessment data provided by the scheme.

 

Supporting documentation is gathered by:

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  • Spot checking of Trustee, Staff, Volunteer and Family files
  • Spot checking of any other electronic or manual files/record keeping systems
  • Face to Face interviews with the Chair and Senior worker within the scheme
  • Discussion with other staff

Mandatory indicators are reviewed by the QA Specialist. Key and Developmental indicators are reviewed by the scheme’s self-assessments, from which the report is formulated.

By achieving 100% of the mandatory indicators at the initial review, we are proud to announce that Home-Start Wirral’s scheme has been accredited, and we have been issued with our new certificate.

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