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Tue, 10 May 2022

Have your say day promoHave your say day! Carers and homes.

Tuesday 31st May 10:30-2:30 at Our Space, Argyle Street, Birkenhead.

Lunch provided and an activity provided immediately following.

Places are limited.

For more information or to book, contact juliesmith1@wirral.gov.uk.

Tue, 10 May 2022

About the ‘It’s Our Care’ campaign 

It’s Our Care’ will be an opportunity for Members of Parliament (MPs) to hear directly from care experienced young people (aged 12-25), in person at the houses of parliament, though local action or social media.

 

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

Find below the poster for Two Brother Muay Thai event.Boxing event poster

Email twobrothersgymenquiries@gmail.com to sign up or find out more

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

Please find details below re. Future Yard’s SOUND CHECK TRAINEESHIP; a free-to-access training programme from Future Yard, designed to introduce young people to the skills they need to pursue careers in the live music industry. It is open to young people aged 16 to 24 from the local area. Now taking applications for our full-time, 18-week traineeship programme.

 

Programme starts 25th April & applications open now! 

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

USA Advisory Group

We are now recruiting for an advisory group of care experienced young people aged 18-25 to help us with co-design of our National Care Leaver Jobs Program. We hope to be able to take the group to the United States for a tour to meet people that are trailblazing in this area. This is a concept right now, which we will try to make happen.

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

Coram Voice is working alongside University College London and Sussex University in a research project about the mental health and wellbeing of care experienced young people.

 

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

See the images below for sessions being help by Next Chapter.Finding me sessionIgnite posterManaging me poster

Tue, 19 Apr 2022

What neurodiversity is

This new project has been imagined and created by those with a background in neurodiversity and working with Care Leavers. It supports those with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s. It also supports Care Leavers.

 

Wed, 6 Apr 2022

A list of the events taking place iin March

This Month our events are...

Care Leavers' Council - Every 1st Wednesday of the Month 6-7pm.

SKILZ programme - Every Monday 5:30-6:30pm.

Sewing and Cooking - Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 4-6pm.

Care Leavers' Football - Every 1st Thursday of the Month 5-6pm.

Wed, 23 Mar 2022

Exciting news... The Right Side of Care is now on Instagram!

Please follow us to see what we are up to.

Our instagram page is therightsideofcare.  If you follow us and like our competition post by the end of March, you could win a £30 amazon voucher!

An image of our instagram home page

Tue, 1 Mar 2022

Do you want to make your own music WITHOUT having to play instruments?

On the 12th March Youth Fed are collaborating with Mako Create to run a 90-minute taster session that teaches you the basics of BandLab (an online digital audio workstation); taking you from creating you

Thu, 24 Feb 2022

Voting for youth parliament

4 days left to vote! You have to be 11-18 years old and live in Wirral to vote.

Make a choice! Have your say! Raise your voice!

You have three things to do:

Mon, 21 Feb 2022

Hi, my name is Poppy and I work for Wirral Council. I work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to listen to them and help them use their voice to make things better.

An image of Poppy smiling

Mon, 21 Feb 2022

Enter the Voice Competition

Our Voices 2022 Writing Competition is now in full swing and entries open. Please help us spread the word and encourage as many children in care and care leavers to enter as possible. 

 

What is Voices?

 

Thu, 10 Feb 2022

If you are under 16 you need your guardian's consent to participate in this survey

Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership need answers to a survey of young people.  They want to understand your concerns and feelings to help stop violence and some causes of violence.

The survey asks your opinions, thoughts and issues that sometimes link with experiences of violence.

Thu, 27 Jan 2022

 

The NHS are recruiting 6 young people aged 13-25.  This is tpo represent the voice of young people on the NHS Children and Young People’s Youth Board. They would like people with experience of representing the voice of young people and a passion for creating positive change for children and young people across the country.

Wed, 26 Jan 2022

Wednesday 26th Jan, Wednesday 16th and 23rd of Feb - from 5-7pm

Join us for our social event! There are games to be played and prizes to be won in the raffle and bingo.

There will be lots of yummy food; pizza, garlic bread, chips etc.

12 limited spaces so be quick

Mon, 24 Jan 2022

Are you a child in care or a care leaver aged 11-25? If you are Coram Voice want to know which of these topics is most important to you.

Coram voice survey

Fill out the survey here.

The closing date for this survey is the 18th of February.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022

Would you like to apply to be a member of the UK Youth Parliament? This will give you the opportunity to collect and represent the views and issues that matter to the young people on the Wirral, and present them.

 

There is more information in this word document, as well as the application to be a member which must be sent to selinewakerley@wirral.gov.uk by the 5th of February.

Tue, 21 Dec 2021

Merry Christmas message

Wed, 15 Dec 2021

Are you aged between 11-18 years?

Are you interested in representing Wirral as a member of youth parliament?

 

We wanted to spread the word of opportunities coming up in the new year!

More information and how to apply will be released in January!

Tue, 14 Dec 2021

See flyer below for Wirral Youth Weekender Christmas events and how to get involved.

Wirral Youth Weekender christmas

Tue, 14 Dec 2021

Win a £50 amazon voucher

1000 Care Leavers who sign up to Connects app can win a £50 amazon voucher.  Connects app is The Care Leaver Covenant’s portal, it shares relevant work, education, and recreational opportunities, as well as information and support.

To win, you have to register on the app before midnight on the 22nd of December.  But hurry! The first 1000 to register will be sent the voucher by email.

Tue, 14 Dec 2021

Gloves Up Weapons Down is an organisation offering a 4 week block of boxing training and boxercise classes. Alongside these classes there is an element of work training. This can provide you with mentoring that can help you get into employment with a range of sectors.  Some of the sectors involved are Civil engineering, Security and Retail.

 

This is a great opportunity to have fun while learning both fitness and employability skills.

 

Tue, 7 Dec 2021

You are invited to the council’s next community tree planting event. At this event we will plant a woodland in the shape of a heart.  This is dedicated to foster carers and the children and young people in their care. You can join in planting 850 baby whip trees to help the Wirral climate emergency goal.  Their goal is to double the number of trees by 2030.

 

When: 11am and 1pm on Saturday 11th December.

Where: Carr Bridge Road Greenspace, Carr Bridge Road, Upton.

 

Wed, 24 Nov 2021

Tell us what you think of the Leaving Care team

 

The Leaving Care team helps young people as they move into adulthood. They give advice and practical support. They can help you find a job or give advice about your education. This is to help people become more confident and independent.

 

We want to know if our young people feel like the team does a good job. Please fill out the form to tell the team what you think of the service.

Tell us what you think

Tue, 9 Nov 2021

Looking after and protecting children and young people is one of the most important jobs that councils do. 

When a child, for whatever reason, can’t safely stay at home, it is up to the local authority to step in and give them the care, support and stability that they deserve.

The Government says that: “… every councillor, every Director of Children’s Services, every social worker or teacher should demand no less for children in care than they would for their own children”.  This is what is meant by 'corporate parent'.

Thu, 4 Nov 2021

As you know, last week on Wirral we celebrated National Care Leavers' Week.

It was very busy, lots of fun, and really good to see so many Care Leavers getting involved.

We would like to thank all the Care Leavers, PA's and other staff that joined in the celebrations and helped to make this week the success that it was.

We would also like to thank all the local employers and businesses that also supported the week and provided the young people with a variety of activities and opportunities to try new things.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021

Calling all Young People!

 

As part of the UK Parliament week 2021, Wirral Youth Voice Group are inviting young people from across Wirral to join the discussion!

Fri, 15 Oct 2021

We wanted to share with you our Care Leavers week, commencing Monday 25th October 2021.

Please take a look at the timetable below and if you’re free, we would love you to join us in celebrating this event. There will be excellent prizes and opportunities to socialise with other care leavers and PA’s. If you would like to join in any of the activities that are going on, please let your PA know and this will be arranged

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Looking after and protecting children and young people is one of the most important jobs that councils do.  When a child, for whatever reason, can’t safely stay at home, it is up to the local authority to step in and give them the care, support and stability that they deserve.

The Government says that: “… every councillor, every Director of Children’s Services, every social worker or teacher should demand no less for children in care than they would for their own children”.  This is what is meant by 'corporate parent'. 

Mon, 4 Oct 2021

DO YOU HAVE A CREATIVE STREAK? HAVE A STORY TO TELL?

In Celebration of National Care Leavers Week, Liverpool John Moores University are running a creative competition for the next generation of poets, songwriters and storytellers.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

Wirral Council would like you to get involved and shape the future of Wirral.

Have your say will help you find and take part in engagement activities that interest you.

You can share your ideas to influence decisions in your area and see how your views make a difference.

Fri, 13 Aug 2021

From Monday 16 August, the rules on self-isolation will change and the following people will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact of a person with COVID-19:

  • Those aged 18 or under.
  • Those who have been do
Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Wirral Domestic Abuse Alliance is a formal partnership between a range of statutory authorities and voluntary organisations.

The Alliance oversees delivery of the Wirral Plan’s Zero Tolerance to Domestic Abuse Pledge and it's partners include: 

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

 

 

Thu, 15 Jul 2021

Hello!

Welcome to the Children First version of Wirral’s Strategic Plan for our Youth Justice Service.

Every year a plan is produced of what is going to been done to support children and young people who come into contact with the Youth Justice Service.

This year a version for young people has been produced.  It lets you know what's being done, how and why, and highlights the importance of working together to help all young people stay safe and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Tue, 13 Jul 2021

 

Tue, 13 Jul 2021

Ofsted are doing some research to find out more about what happens to prepare children for leaving care and how these decisions are made.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Cases of COVID-19 are still rising in Wirral and across the country.

Our Director of Public Heath, Julie Webster is encouraging all residents to get their second dose of the vaccination if they've not yet had it.

We know that more than 169,000 people have had both doses of the vaccination in Wirral which is really good news but there's still a way to go. 

Fri, 18 Jun 2021

Wirral, as part of the Liverpool City Region is among the areas to receive additional support to tackle a rapid rise in cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021

Our Leisure service is asking local people to have their say on what it means to be active in Wirral.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

Hello and welcome

"Hi, my name is Rachel de Souza and I’m the Children’s Commissioner for England. My job is to speak up for children in England, stand up for their rights, and make sure that the people in power listen to what children need and want.

Thu, 8 Apr 2021

AGED 18 - 25?

WHY NOT JOIN THE FREE FOOTBALL-THEMED PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME?

WHAT’S INVOLVED

The Liverpool Street Soccer Academy is a free 10-week learning and development programme providing a combination of football coaching, mindset training and skills & employability workshops.

Thu, 8 Apr 2021

 

Tue, 6 Apr 2021

The Prime Minister confirmed the next stage of the roadmap to lift restrictions could go ahead, meaning further changes to council services from next Monday (12th April).
 

Council-run facilities that are planned to return include: 

Thu, 1 Apr 2021

Keeping active is a great way to boost our mental wellbeing. 

This month we're encouraging everyone to get moving and get outdoors as much as possible. Whatever your circumstances or physical limitations, you can find your own ways to be a bit more active.

Tue, 30 Mar 2021

Roadmap stage 1B:  What changes can I now expect?

From yesterday (Monday 29 March), further lockdown restrictions were lifted in England as we reached ‘step 1B’ of the Government’s Roadmap.