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0 Connect Us – Building links with community groups and activities – 3rd October 2017

As part of the aspiration of Connect Us, we look to link in with as many existing community groups and activities in order for us to be best placed to know and understand what is available in the community. We endeavour to actively support existing groups to grow and reach out further if this is the ambition.

We are working with a large population of the Wirral currently and working to support all to move forward, improve their health and wellbeing, increase their social connections and feel part of their communities.

We are mindful of the challenges the festive season can bring to many of the individuals and families who are known to us. Therefore, are thinking forward about the best ways we can ensure this is as positive as it can be for some of our most disconnected vulnerable community members.

0 North West Regional Bite-size – Beginners’ Legacy Management 15th November at Claire House Children’s Hospice Bebington

Continuing ILM’s regional training programme with this specially devised one-day course (normally two days) to provide an overview of estate administration and charity practice.
During the morning we will review the legal background to legacies followed by consideration of the practicalities of dealing with legacies at a charity including dealing with executors, trustees and members of the public. The course will finish with a practical case study incorporating the themes and topics encountered earlier in the day.

0 To all environmental groups – get involved in a planned week of litter picks on the Wirral

Wirral Council is committed to encouraging local groups which make a difference to their environment and we are launching a new initiative to support the fantastic contribution made by volunteers to keep the borough clean and tidy.  As part of this, the Council is purchasing new litter picking kits and a range of other equipment for use by groups, schools and residents and is working with the constituency teams to make these resources easy to get hold of by storing them in local facilities such as libraries.

To launch the initiative we are planning a week of cleanups across the four constituency areas in October to promote loving where we live and to encourage more residents to get involved. 

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0 GOOD NEWS FOR THE THIRD SECTOR – Regarding Membership fees for Wirral Chamber.

As we know, the Third Sector is diverse and includes large multi-million pound national charitable organisations as well as small self-funded groups and organisations. It is because of this diversity that the Chamber has had some anomalies in applying their fee structure, which is based on number of paid employees.

Community Action Wirral has been working in partnership with Wirral Chamber to agree a fee structure that takes the needs of the sector into account. After exploring several models, we have decided that a generous discount would be the best outcome. This is less complicated than applying a ‘pick and mix’ of services and benefits that may or may not be useful. This way, the sector can benefit from the whole package that membership offers, even if not all services are utilised.

Third Sector members will therefore receive a 50% discount off their annual Chamber membership effective 1st March 2017.

0 Wirral Chamber are hosting a Employer Information Event to help inform organisations about Universal Credit – 12th October 2017

Join us at our upcoming Employer Information Event to help inform businesses about the Universal Credit full service which is being rolled out in the Wirral area on 15th November 2017.

Universal Credit is a new single monthly payment for people who are on a low income or out of work. It brings together a range of current benefits and tax credits.

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0 Supporting Families Enhancing Futures – new model for working with families.

Supporting Families Enhancing Futures (SFEF) is a new model for working with families. The model will improve how we, as practitioners and volunteers engage with families and work with them to assess and respond to their needs.

The model is centred on responding to and improving the daily lives of children.

5 Principles of SFEF

 understand the world of children
 understand the world of adults
 recognise family strengths, as well as concerns,
 engage families in the change process
 measure change through actions and interventions

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0 Free Charity Autumn Update Seminar on Tuesday 3rd October

I’m delighted to invite you to our free Charity Autumn Update Seminar on Tuesday 3 October. As ever we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide the latest updates and share their expert opinions on some of the key topical issues.

Breakfast & Registration – 8.45am to 9.15am Event – 9.15am to 12 noon

BWM Offices, Castle Chambers, 6th Floor, 43 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 9SH (Castle Chambers is situated in-between San Carlos restaurant and Andrew Collinge hairdressers on Castle Street. We are close to Moorfields and James St train stations. There is also NCP parking nearby on Brunswick St)

0 Wirral’s Annual Youth Voice Conference is being held on Tuesday 10th October 2017

To all schools, youth groups and organisations

 Wirral’s Annual Youth Voice Conference is being held on Tuesday 10th October 2017, 9 am – 3.30pm at Wallasey Town Hall

This year young people have identified education and mental well-being as the theme for the conference.  Therefore, throughout the day there will be workshops, performance pieces and a debate in the Council Chamber on this theme.

 We would like schools and youth groups to put forward a motion to be discussed in the afternoon debating activity. This is optional as motions will also be collected on the day from workshop groups.

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