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.
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’
We are looking for current volunteers interested in taking part in our brand new pilot project called IDEA’s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org