Critical changes to our Family Support service – Referring agencies

Posted on March 10, 2015 - News

FAO – All referrers,


I am writing to inform you that we have been notified by the Local Authority that they will not be renewing the funding for us to provide Family Support. Most of these referrals have come via the Gateway and directly from Social Workers.

Unfortunately the CCG have also decided that they cannot continue to fund our Sunrise Project (Parent/Infant Mental Health Support).

The following projects are still open, and if you would like information regarding the criteria to refer please contact the office on 0151 647 8369.

  • Bump-Start
  • Home-Play Project
  • Early Years Project

It is therefore with regret that I am writing to inform you that the support we provide for any families that were referred in to or Family Support and Sunrise projects will be ending. Some will be ended by 31st March, for others we will be able to provide support until the end of April.

Any families that still need support after this time who meet the Gateway criteria, and give consent, will be referred into the Gateway for the Local Authority to try and find appropriate support.

We will work closely with you and other agencies involved with the family to make our withdrawal of support as smooth as possible.

We have also sent a copy of this letter to the family Health Visitor so that they are aware of the situation.

If you require any further information, please contact the Home-Start Wirral office on 0151 647 8369.


Yours sincerely


Bev Morgan

CEO, Home-Start Wirral


Referral letter – funding cuts