Tagged: families

Can you make a difference?

Posted on April 28, 2018 - News, Volunteers

Here at Home-Start Wirral we passionately believe that it is parents that are key in creating the secure and nurturing environment that will allow their children to flourish.

Life can often be a challenge, and a little bit of help when it’s most needed can make all the difference, allowing families to build their confidence and make the right choices for their children.

Could you be a Home-Start family support volunteer, providing non-judgemental practical and emotional support in a family’s own home for 3 hours a week?

If you are a parent or grandparent and can commit to completing a 10 week training course one day a week, you could be taking the first step to an extremely rewarding role as a Home-Start family support volunteer.

There are two opportunities coming up for new volunteers to complete the 10 week course of preparation:

Course 1
Monday 30th April, 9:30am to 2:30pm, for 10 weeks.
Home-Start Hub, Woodchurch Lane
[No session on Monday 7th May (May Day bank holiday) and Monday 28th May (Half term week)]

Course 2
Tuesday 1st May, 9:30am to 2:30pm, for 10 weeks.
Training room above Morrisons, New Brighton
[No session on Tuesday 29th May (Half term week)]

To find out more or to discuss booking a place on one of the two courses, give one of our friendly team a ring on 0151 608 8288.

To find out about other volunteering opportunities with Home-Start Wirral, please click here.

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.

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

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

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.

Easyfundraising

Posted on February 20, 2016 - Fundraising, News

We’ve just heard that £21.49 is on its way to us, thanks to our fantastic supporters shopping online with easyfundraising!

This money will help Home-Start Wirral continue its amazing work in our community. If you haven’t registered yet to support Home-Start Wirral while you shop online, please do, its completely free!

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cau…/homestartnorthwirral

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If you want more information, have a look under ‘About Us’ on the homepage.

Exciting New Development For Home-Start Wirral.

Posted on January 18, 2016 - Investing in volunteers, Volunteers

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Home-Start Wirral has been given the opportunity by the Lloyds Bank Foundation to apply for UK quality standard ‘Investing In Volunteers’, giving us the opportunity to demonstrate our continued support to volunteering.

Enhancing our volunteers’ experience and encouraging more people to volunteer with Home-Start Wirral has always been important to us, along with a necessity to raise our profile within the local community and with funders.

If we can achieve this prestigious accolade, we will not just achieve these objectives, but make further strides in ensuring our volunteers contribution is recognised, valued and supported.

We cannot do it without our dedicated volunteers, look under ‘About Us’ or click here to find out more information.

 

Home-Start Wirral Hub break-in.

Posted on December 9, 2015 - News, The Hub

 

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Staff, volunteers and users of the Home-Start Hub in Woodchurch Lane, Prenton, have been left devasted after a break-in on Monday night.

Although the thieves left empty-handed, they caused a considerable amount of damage, ripping the fire alarm off the wall and damaging doors. It will cause a lot of disruption and upset to families using the centre.

Home-Start Wirral is a charity that supports families who are going through difficult times for a variety of reasons, including illness, disability of a child or bereavement.

The ‘Home-Start Hub’ opened at the former premises of the ‘Wirral Toy Library’ in Woodchurch Lane, in 2013.

Funded by various organisations including Wirral Council and public donations, it’s volunteers have supported 8,171 families over the last 15 years and will continue to do so.

 

Tea Party Celebration.

Posted on September 27, 2015 - Fundraising

thank-you-clothesline-752x483finalAn amazing number of people put their healthy eating and diets aside to indulge a fantastic array of cakes and biscuits generously donated by volunteers and staff.

An enticing display of stalls, along with some very gererous raffle prizes, enabled us to raise a whopping £661!

If that was not enough, a staggering £250 was also raised by signing up visitors to our 50/50 club! If you havn’t joined yourself, click here for more information or give the office a ring. Find out what your are missing out on!

A special Home-Start Wirral thankyou for the following individuals and businesses that made the day such a success:

  • Michael Ward
  • Sainsburys Upton
  • Cafe cream, New Brighton
  • Sara Forfar & Mandy Edwards – Homestart charity shop
  • Natalie Hayes – Perfect Beauty
  • Anne Roberts Beauty
  • Michelle Walsh
  • Ann Green
  • Forever Fit, Borough Road
  • Hair Attitude Moreton
  • Optima beauty