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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!

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

‘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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The Co-op Local Community Fund

Posted on January 2, 2017 - Fundraising, News, The Hub

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The ‘Home-Start Wirral Hub’ has been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. It means that we will get a contribution towards helping us to provide crucial early support for young children with a disability with funding for a new soft play area for them to enjoy. But we need your help! The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account by clicking here, and choose us. If you’re not a member, please join and support us!

How the fund works for you and the Home-Start Wirral Hub.

Every time you as a Co-op member, buys Co-op branded products and services, from buying a loaf of bread to planning a funeral, 5% of what you spend goes into your Co-op Membership account, which you can spend immediately or save for later.

In addition,  the Co-op gives 1% of what you spend on its products to community projects selected by a Co-op store near your home. You can choose which cause your own 1% goes to. If you don’t, it is shared out between the causes of your nearest Co-op.

New causes are chosen every 6 months, the Home-Start Wirral Hub is registered as a cause until 18th March 2017.

Are you within 15 miles of the Home-Start Wirral Hub?
Login to your Co-op account and back our project!
As of the 1st January 2017, £1,182.55 has been raised so far.
There is still time for you to make a difference!

 

A big thank you!

Posted on September 4, 2016 - Fundraising, News

We would like to give an extra big thank you to all those who helped, contributed and came along to our ‘Tea & Cake Party’ on the 2nd September.P1070755

 

It was a tremendous success and we raised an amazing £956.39 on the day. There is going to be a degree of matched funding from Barclay Card, so watch this space to find out what our final total will be!

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Special thanks go to Rach’s Plumbing for sponsoring the event, along with Village Urban Spa, Eddie Hughes, Victoria & Philip Coburn, Judi Blacow, Tesco Bidston, Paul & Michelle Smith, Nicola Lake and Gusto, for their generous donation of raffle prizes.

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We’re on the move!

Posted on March 19, 2016 - News, Recent Event

We will be moving our main office out of Argyle Street and into the Home-Start Hub (Woodchurch Lane, Prenton, Wirral CH42 9PH) on Monday 21st March, this will be the new permanent base for all staff.

While it will be a little sad to see our Argyle Street office close, having been there for a number of years, it is a way we can reduce our expenditure at a time when charities are finding it harder and harder to raise funds.kid-in-pink-circle.jpg

There will be no changes to any of the services we operate and we hope the move will have minimum disruption.

Currently we have 3 different telephone numbers, one for Family Support, one for Breastfeeding Support and the third is the Hub telephone number. Moving to the Hub does mean that we will just have one phone number 0151 608 8288 from Thursday 18th March so please make a note of this new office number.

Thank you to everyone for their continued support.

Asda staff celebrate 50th anniversary with a donation to Home-Start Wirral.

Posted on July 28, 2015 - News, Recent Event

STAFF from Asda in Birkenhead celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary with a donation of more than £8,000 and a cake to Home-Start Wirral.
Customers and colleagues at the store were asked to nominate local community projects and Home Start Wirral received the most votes, receiving a surprise cake and a £8,695 donation from the Asda Foundation.

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Kelly Jackson, store manager at Asda Birkenhead, said:

“We wanted to give back to a deserving cause in Birkenhead as a huge thank you for the work they do in the community – and Home-Start Wirral really fits the bill.”

“Everybody loves a party and a slice of cake, and as it’s our 50th birthday we wanted to celebrate with everyone who has helped make Asda what it is over the past 50 years.”

Set up in 1988, the Asda Foundation aims to have a positive impact on local communities, by providing support to a range of local good causes, chosen by Asda community life colleagues across the UK.

Home-Start Wirral reaches new heights.

Posted on July 5, 2015 - News

Despite recent challenging times, Home-Start Wirral continues to provide much needed support to local families.

Offering crucial support to families going through difficult times since January 2000, Home-Start Wirral started off with their core home visiting family support, growing and diversifying into breastfeeding support, new family support, school readiness projects, along with a whole range of different groups at the ‘Home-Start Hub’.

Home-Start is the largest family support organisation in the UK. From small beginnings, Home-Start Wirral has grown to be one of the largest Home-Starts in the country. 1,253 volunteers have supported 8,171 families and 10,185 children over the last fifteen years.

Eggciting surprise for Wirral children

Posted on April 7, 2015 - The Hub, Uncategorized

EASTER has been made a little more eggciting for children at the Home-Start Hub by Merseyside Police officers.

The collection was co-ordinated by Birkenhead neighbourhood team Constable Claire Walker and Constable Paul Farnworth.

Police mascot “Bobby” and community champion Debbie Layfield – from Tesco’s Bidston store – helped to deliver the eggs as well as a number of raffle prizes.

Officers in the neighbour team have been collecting eggs from local organisations for the last three years.

This year, Easter eggs were kindly donated by Birkenhead YMCA, Tesco in Bidston, ASDA Grange Road and Marks & Spencer in Birkenhead.

Eggs were also delivered to Claire House Children’s Hospice and Arrowe Park Hospital.

 

PC Walker said: “It was a cracking day and the smiles on the children’s faces were absolutely fantastic for me and my colleagues to see.

 “All the children that we came across received an egg and there are a huge amount of eggs left at these locations for children who may be receiving treatment over the Easter period, to hopefully put a smile on their faces!

“It was a real team effort, not just from the officers, who handed out the donations on the day, but also the organisations who kindly donated eggs and gifts whom I’d like to thank.

“It has been a pleasure for us to have brought a little bit of cheer to these children and their parents during what can be a very difficult time.”

Article and write up by the the Wirral Globe: http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/12864891.Eggciting_surprise_for_Wirral_children/