Little Movers With Rachel and Debbie

Posted on January 28, 2018 - News

 

Home-Start UK recently recognised Home-Start Wirral in their latest podcast.

How Home-Start Wirral has expanded their traditional home visiting support to meets the needs of the local community.

‘Little Movers’ is just one of the groups run by Home-Start Wirral, helping to support local families in ways that make a real difference, often providing a real lifeline when each day can be a struggle.

Despite these groups offering support in a different way to traditional home visiting, they maintain the culture of volunteering, giving volunteers an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the community in which they live.

Rachel is a mum whose little boy attends the ‘Little Movers’ group for children with additional needs, Debbie is one of the volunteers at the group. In the podcast Rachel and Debbie explain the difference that Little Movers has made to them.

Click here to listen to the podcast and find out a little more.

Home-Start Wirral’s Community Shop

Posted on December 26, 2017 - Fundraising, News

Constantly looking for new ways to support families with young children, our latest initiative is in response to a growing realisation, that struggling financially is not something that only affects families reliant on benefits, but is increasingly affecting working families. Low wages and part time working means that many more families are falling into the poverty trap.

Our community shop is an attempt to reduce the weekly shopping bill for local families, making the purchase of essential items less of a burden on the weekly budget.

Currently operating on a very small scale, we are attempting to raise £3000 by the 8th January 2018, to develop this idea further. Sufficient space, storage and stock should allow us to develop this into a social supermarket, benefiting many struggling families in our local community.

If you want to find out more about our ‘Crowdfunder initiative, or feel perhaps that you are in a position to support us by making a donation, please click here.

Volunteer Event 2017

Posted on July 3, 2017 - Recent Event

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make the day such a success.

 

Taking place in Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK each year, it gave Home-Start Wirral the ideal opportunity to show their appreciation to the many volunteers who give up their time in support of Wirral families each week.

Everyone had a fantastic time, and it was a lovely opportunity to catch up with staff and other volunteers you may not have seen in a while.

We were all treated to a scrumptious buffet, to say nothing of the tempting array of cakes that it was difficult to say no to.

The children were kept occupied with craft activities and other games; the weather was even kind to us, which made a delightful day just perfect.

 

 

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

IDEA’S

Posted on April 30, 2017 - The Hub

with IDEA’S – our new play project pilot

We are looking for current volunteers interested in taking part in our brand new pilot project called IDEA’s

  • Imagine
  • Discover
  • Explore
  • Adventures

The project will support families with children up to the age of 8 years old who struggle to engage with their children’s learning and have limited play opportunities. The aim is to help families develop creative indoor activities and access outdoor space with their children.

Volunteers will be asked to attend a training day on the 18th May 2017, here at The Home-Start Wirral Hub. This will be followed by four group sessions, where they will support parents and their children,  implementing what they have learnt.

 If you are interested give us a ring on:
0151 608 8288 or e-mail jessicagaskell@homestartwirral.co.uk