Topic: News

Volunteer Week Event

Posted on May 21, 2017 - News, The Hub

Home-Start Wirral would like to invite all of our volunteers along to celebrate National Volunteer Week on Saturday 3rd June.

As a thank you for all of your hard work we will be holding a celebration event from 12pm-3pm at the Home-Start Hub, Woodchurch Lane, Prenton.

Local DJ and children’s entertainer DJ Milky will be performing at the event, and there will be food, drink, music and entertainment to delight us all.

If you are available to attend please
give the office a ring on 0151 608 8288
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Funding Cuts Affecting Wirral Families

Posted on May 17, 2017 - News, The Hub

From the 1st of April we have had cuts to some of our funding streams.

As an organisation we have worked tirelessly throughout the year to secure funding but have been unsuccessful. It has been an extremely difficult and worrying time; we have tried our best to limit the impact this would have on families. Unfortunately the cuts will mean a reduction in the number of ‘Little Bees’ groups we are able to offer. The group supports young children with social and communication difficulties, providing vital early intervention and enables parents to receive respite and peer support.

If you are interested in raising funds for our groups please contact the Hub on 0151 608 8288

Quotes from parents

‘this group is a lifeline to my family and we can’t imagine not coming every week’

‘The support provided by Home-Start Wirral came at a time when I was sinking with the pressure of coping with my son’s behaviour and communication difficulties. I do not know where we would be without the Little bees group. To think future children and parents will be unable to access this support is heartbreaking’

‘I am so thankful for the support Home-Start Wirral have given to my child and family. I am praying funding is secured in the future so that families like mine can get the right support to enable their child to achieve’

‘This group is so important to me, the opportunity to meet other families and speak about my concerns has helped me so much. We will really miss everything about the group’

Wirral Coastal Walk 2017

Posted on May 17, 2017 - Fundraising, News

 

The Wirral Coastal Walk is just around the corner and we would like to ask you to join us to help raise much needed funds for Home-Start Wirral.

On Sunday 18th June we will be walking 15 miles along the Wirral Coast.

This event helps us to raise funds and we would like to invite you along!

Sara Atherton will be meeting at Seacombe Ferry at 9am Sunday 18th June and the walk will commence at 9:30am.

If you, a friend or family member would like to take part on behalf of Home-Start Wirral please get in touch!!

For more info
Call: 0151 608 8288
Email: admin@homestartwirral.co.uk

The ‘Co-op Way’ to success

Posted on April 23, 2017 - Fundraising, News

 

The funding period for our project here at Home-Start Wirral, ended on 8 April 2017.

We have been awarded an amazing total of £1,946.30 that can be used towards creating a stimulating new soft play area, for children with disabilities.

Home-Start Wirral is one of more than 4,000 causes across the UK who have benefitted from the Local Community Fund, continuing to make a real difference in their local communities.

This funding comes from Co-op members and customers, a big ‘Home-Start Wirral’ thank you to everyone that has made our involvement such a successful one.

Course of Preparation

Posted on April 13, 2017 - News, Volunteers

Home-Start Wirral are looking to recruit family support volunteers who may be interested in supporting families dealing with mental health issues.

If you think you could make a difference to parents and children facing great difficulties, this ten week course could be just for you.

It may be that you would like to give something back to your local community, perhaps return the support you once received from Home-Start, or maybe just share similar experiences.

Whatever your motives, and they could be many, give us a ring and find out if this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for.

Starting Tuesday 9th May — 9.30am to 2.30pm
Carr Bridge Community Centre
Carr Bridge Road
Birkenhead
CH49 8EU
Call the office on 0151 608 8288 or e-mail jessicagaskill@homestartwirral.co.uk

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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