Home-Start Wirral’s ‘Time For You’ drop in breastfeeding support groups now run five days a week, at various locations across the Wirral.
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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.
An 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
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.
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.
“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/