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.
A new and exciting course being offered by Home-Start Wirral for parents of young children approaching school age.
For more information look under ‘OUR SERVICES’ and “COURSES FOR PARENTS’.
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!
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’
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
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
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
The funding period for our project here at Home-Start Wirral, ended on 8 April 2017.
We have been awarded an amazing total of £1,946.30 that can be used towards creating a stimulating new soft play area, for children with disabilities.
Home-Start Wirral is one of more than 4,000 causes across the UK who have benefitted from the Local Community Fund, continuing to make a real difference in their local communities.
This funding comes from Co-op members and customers, a big ‘Home-Start Wirral’ thank you to everyone that has made our involvement such a successful one.
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
Call the office on 0151 608 8288 or e-mail email@example.com
Raffle tickets are now on sale at the Home-Start Hub and at our Charity Shop for our Spring Draw, which will be held on April 11th.
Prizes not to be missed include a luxury hamper and a picture portrait session at Max Spielmann’s.
Please call in to purchase your tickets before 11th April, and if you can help by selling some as well, that would be very much appreciated, books are available at the hub.