Have your say on sexual health services in Wirral

Wirral residents are being encouraged to take part in a confidential online survey about sexual health.

The survey asks questions about contraception, sexually transmitted infections and the advice available. It has been launched by Wirral Council’s Public Health team. The information collected will help to shape Wirral’s sexual health services, More >

WSCB Safeguarding News update: 24th October – Let’s Look Again at Alcohol

Welcome to the latest Wirral Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) weekly Safeguarding News Update, the purpose of which is to give updates about a safeguarding item. It may be an issue of local or national significance, information about an aspect of the WSCB’s work, or information designed to support good professional More >

Places available in specialist play group, and other news from Home-Start Wirral

There’s a lot going on at Home- Start Wirral in the run-up to Christmas.

There are places available on their Short Break Club for children with complex needs and their siblings, aged up to 7 years, running at the Home-Start Hub in Woodchurch Lane, Prenton.  The sessions are aimed at providing More >

Have your say on the proposal to close the Lyndale School

The Lyndale School is a special school for primary aged children with complex learning difficulties. The school is located in Eastham and serves the whole of Wirral.

You may be aware that Wirral Council’s Cabinet recently decided to proceed to the publication of statutory notices proposing the closure of The Lyndale School. More >

FREE Relationships and Sex Education Workforce Training

As part of Wirral’s Teenage Pregnancy Partnership, Brook Wirral  are delivering tiered sexual health training, specifically aimed at staff working with children and young people between the ages of 11 and 19.

The training will be delivered over three progressive levels that should be accessed sequentially and workers can choose to More >

WSCB Safeguarding News update: 17th October – Learning from Serious Case Reviews

Welcome to the latest Wirral Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) weekly Safeguarding News Update, the purpose of which is to give updates about a safeguarding item. It may be an issue of local or national significance, information about an aspect of the WSCB’s work, or information designed to support good professional More >

Blowing the Whistle on Bullying – Free workshop for parents, 4th November

The Anti-Bullying Alliance, Contact A Family and Wired have arranged a FREE workshop for parents who are concerned about bullying.

The workshop is aimed at parents of children with additional needs, Young Carers and BME communities, or any child who may experience bullying, in school or out. It will help More >

Half-term family fun in Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park Rangers have arranged some family fun in the park during the October half-term holiday.
  • Monday 27th October – 1pm to 3pm  – Ditch the Stabilisers

The Wirral Community Cycle Hub will help your child to learn to ride a bike and boost their confidence.  To book a free place, More >

Free multi-agency safeguarding training available

Wirral Safeguarding Children Board and Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board have a full programme of free training courses available for staff and volunteers working with children, young people and vulnerable adults in Wirral.

The Programme, which can be downloaded from the Wirral Council website here, includes details of the target staff group More >

Active All-Sports Leisure Programme for October half-term published

Wirral’s Sports Development Unit have released their Active All-Sports Leisure October Half-Term Holiday Programme for children and young people with disabilities and specific needs.

The programme includes all relevant information and booking forms and activities should be booked directly through Stacey Addison, Cultural Equalities Development Officer by email at staceyaddison@wirral.gov.uk or telephone 0151 637 6157 (Monday to Thursday More >

WSCB Safeguarding News update: 10th October – Operation Encompass

Welcome to the latest Wirral Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) weekly Safeguarding News Update, the purpose of which is to give updates about a safeguarding item. It may be an issue of local or national significance, information about an aspect of the WSCB’s work, or information designed to support good professional More >

Let’s Get Going…

The Wirral Community NHS Trust’s Livewell team is launching Let’s Get Going – Wirral’s FREE new family fun after school club.

The club helps and supports local families with children aged 5-11 years with a BMI over the 91st centile to lose weight, get more active and live a healthier lifestyle whilst having More >

Improve your life, improve your community, make a difference

Designated Associates are offering free Community Development and Employability Coaching Sessions, open to all eligible adults with low or no qualifications.

Designed to help participants:

  • Enhance their lifelong learning
  • Improve their employability
  • Support their local community
  • Increase their self esteem
  • Connect with others
  • Plan and set new goals

They would especially like to help those aged 19 More >

Health & Wellbeing activities available for all

November 2014’s Livewell Programme, Wirral Community NHS Trust’s programme of health and wellbeing activities and courses, is available to download hereCourses and activities are available throughout Wirral, most are free to attend, and most sessions don’t need to be booked so people can just turn up at the venue.

The Livewell Programme (formerly the More >

Funding for families and individuals

Applications are now being accepted to the Maud Beattie Murchie Fund, for basic needs for Wirral families who are on low income, who have no access to savings or support from family, and cannot obtain funding from DSS, Social Services, CYPD, Health or other sources for items required. The maximum More >

Funding opportunities and training for groups and organisations

The Liverpool City Region Impact Fund (LCRIF) offers simple finance to charities and social enterprises based in the Liverpool City Region (i.e. Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) to help them to grow and scale up the impact they make in their community. The fund offers unsecured loans of between More >

Could you be a Volunteer Mentor or could your organisation host a supported volunteer?

Wirral Mencap are looking for volunteers for their Volunteering for All  initiative, aimed at supporting Wirral Mencap members to find sustainable volunteering opportunities across a broad range of settings.

They are seeking Volunteer Mentors to volunteer alongside a person with a learning disability and enable them to enjoy their placement. They More >

Breathewell and Singwell with Wirral Community NHS Trust

Wirral Community NHS Trust is helping people with COPD with a brand new FREE support programme Breathewell –Singwell.  (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

The new support programme has combined a stop smoking and singing initiative to provide an all-round beneficial experience for anyone with COPD.

You don’t need to have the best voice – the More >

CDOP – information sessions for professionals

Since 1st April 2008, Local Safeguarding Children Boards have had a statutory requirement to have a Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) functioning for their area. The guidance for the work of the CDOP was set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006, revised in 2010 and 2013.

Merseyside CDOP, consisting More >

Beyond Recovery Project – do you have a story to tell?

The Beyond Recovery Project, a user-led mental health project, is seeking contributions from service users and professionals for a planned book or pamphlet of the experiences of people in Merseyside.

They are particularly looking for stories and experiences around:

  • Service user involvement
  • Nutrition/healthy lifestyle/exercise
  • Guides to recovery
  • Alternative views of psychosis/ocd/anxiety/depression
  • Spirituality
  • Self help
  • Holistic approaches
  • Medication

Poetry and artwork, including photography, More >

Trees.Work: A portrait of Birkenhead business by Len Grant

The Mersey Forest has spent 3 years planting some 12 km of trees on Birkenhead’s streets and residential areas working alongside communities and businesses as well as Wirral Council, Magenta Living, Birkenhead Park, Wirral MET and the North Birkenhead Development Trust.

To co-incide with the 170th anniversary of the laying of More >

Dementia Awareness Session, Thursday 30th October @ the St James Centre

Dementia Friends want to improve people’s understanding of dementia.

Would you like to learn more about what it’s like to live with dementia?

Learn how you can make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community…..

Sign up to this free & fun session and learn how you can be More >