What is Voices?
National Care Leavers Week will be taking place between 25th October to 1st November 2023 and celebrates care leavers across the UK
Why not join us?
Every week day there is breakfast at the hub, 9am til 12 noon.
Monday 23rd, 4.30pm - 6.30pm Social event, including food
Tuesday 24th, 12pm - 4pm Bowling and Laser Quest
Cool Youth are a group of young people looking to make a change in Wirral's local environment, YOUR environment, through creative, organised, planned events and workshops.
If you feel this is your passion, please join us.
Every Wednesday, 4.30pm-5.30pm at Pligrim Street Arts Centre, CH41 5EH.
Monday 9th October, 4.30pm - 6.30pm:
Social for Care Leavers
(Rob Blackburn, Complaints Officer drop in available from 4.30pm)
Wednesday 11th October:
Children Looked After and Care Leavers Awards (invitation only)
Thursday 12th October, 5.30pm - 6.30pm:
Care Council for Care Leavers
(£20 Amazon card payment and travel pass provided)
The new and updated Local Offer for Wirral's Care Experienced Young People, published September 2023, can be viewed by clicking on the file link below.
Are you a Wirral Care Leaver?
Would you like to get involved in the recruitment and selection of foster carers?
To find out more, click on the link below:
Your Corporate Parents have made your health and wellbeing one of their priorities. We would like you to tell us how they can improve this. We have put together 4 questions to see if you think your health and wellbeing could be better, and how your corporate parents can help to improve this.
This survey will only take 2 minutes to complete and will help corporate parents understand your views.
Social worker recruitment
Your voice is wanted during our recruitment and selection process for social workers. This involves being sat on an interview panel that will be able to interview the candidates for the next new social work recruits and feedback your thoughts on whether you think they would make a great social worker.
Community Safety Team Consultation
On Thursday 10th August, 5pm-6.30pm at Our Space we would like to consult with a group of Care Leavers on violence in the area they live.
Stable Homes, Built on Love: Have your say about the government's plans for Children's Social Care.
A National Voice is the National Children in Care Council that represents care-experienced young people of all geographies and backgrounds and ensures their voices are heard at a national level. Coram Voice has been the new home of ANV since 2017, continuing its important work.
Tranmere Rovers are having a summer club every Friday in August! Check out their poster below.
The Children's Plan outlines who does what to help you be safe, well, and your best self. The plan is getting a new look, and so it needs a new name and we want you to decide it!
You have until the 14th July.
The Listen to Me Awards are back!
On Wednesday 7th June we will be hosting our annual Listen To Me Awards.
Bazaar @ Bloom Building by Open Door Charity
Bazaar is a free mental health support programme by Open Door Charity, an innovative and modern provider of mental health services. We offer support that feels warm and welcoming in our Bloom Building in Birkenhead, a colourful and dynamic hub for the arts and home to a brilliant and supportive community.
The Local Carer's Network TLC Charity
TLC offers free, impartial, and confidential advice to SEND children, young people, and their parents and carers.
"We offer advice around Education, Health, and Care, with the aim of empowering you to make informed decisions about the future. Our aim is to make sure you know whom to ask, where to go and what you are entitled to.
Friday 17th February is National Care Day – a day to celebrate children and young people with care experience!
This year’s theme is What I want you to #KnowAboutCare
Let's Connect - this year's theme of Children's Mental Health Week
On Monday 6th February at Our Space we have Rob Blackburn (Children’s Complaints Officer) and Barnardo’s Staff (Advocacy and Independent Visitors) present to introduce themselves to you and let you know about the services available.
We will also be offering an activity for you to get involved with Children’s Mental Health week, with the support of a representative from the Care Navigator Team embedded with Wirral CAMHS NHS team.
Firstly we have launched our IMO Christmas competition: https://imohub.org.uk/competition-share-your-christmas-message/ (deadline Wednesday 14th December). Every person who enters will get a Christmas present and they will be entered into a prize draw to win a bungee jump and love2shop vouchers. The messages they share will also be published to support other care experienced people through the holiday period.
Your Corporate Parents have made your education and employment one of their priorities. We would like you to tell us how they can improve this. We have put together 4 questions to see if you think your education and employment could be better, and how your corporate parents can help to improve this.
This survey will only take 2 minutes to complete and will help corporate parents understand your views
See the below invite and fact sheet for information about the Home Office's Young People's Board if you are interested you must email email@example.com
Jamie Mackie is an Independent Reviewing Officer here at Wirral Council, and he decided to raise money for Wirral’s Care Leavers by running 2 marathons in under 6 hours! Jamie’s experience in succeeding in doing this was amazing, with Jamie sharing that it couldn’t have gone any better.
Stay and play!
Every Thursday from 1-2:30pm starting 6th October.
For babies and toddlers aged 0-4.
At Our Space
Join us for lots of fun!