Grant opportunity for Wirral VCSEs to deliver Family Coaching


Wirral Council, supported by Capacity: The Public Services Lab, has been successful in securing £97,600 from the National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

At Wirral Council we are working hard to develop more effective services and support for families across the area, and this grant will enable our Early Help team to work in partnership with local third sector organisations to pilot an exciting new Family Coaching programme.

For the past 18 months, the Community Matters and Capacity team have been working with a range of partners and residents to re-imagine how we can best support children and families living across the borough to thrive.

Our Assistant Director of Early Help and Prevention Elizabeth Hartley comments “we have listened closely to what children and adults living in Wirral have told us they really want and need. They want to feel empowered, to be inspired and build great relationships with others in the community. Ultimately they want support that can be accessed whatever their need, at the right time for them. As a council we know that we don’t and can’t do this alone so I’m delighted that this grant will give us the opportunity to work even more closely with our vibrant network of third sector partners. With you we can lead a Family Coaching service that helps families across the Wirral to live happy and healthy lives.”

The funds will be allocated to up to six local voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations (VCSE) who will be supported to develop the extra skills they need to provide free and immediate online and telephone sessions for adults and older children who would like to try coaching. The pilot will run for 6 months, with funding to cover staff time and volunteer expenses.

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