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Kare Plus

136 Claughton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6EY

Tel: 0151 650 5500

Web: http://www.kareplus.co.uk

West Kirby Methodist Church

29A Westbourne Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4DQ

Tel: 0151 625 3224

Web: http://www.westkirbymethodist.btck.co.uk

Wallasey Central Library

Earlston Road, Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 5DX

Tel: 0151 639 2334

Magenta 

Partnership Building, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5AA

Tel: 0808 100 9596

Web: https://www.magentaliving.org.uk

Wirral Radio

Wirral Media Centre, Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, Wirral, CH46 1PF

Tel: 0151 637 3790

Web: http://www.wirralradio.co.uk/homev2/

Designated

Vale Park, Wallasey, Wirral

Tel: 0151 653 3338

Web: http://www.designated.org.uk

Cherry Tree Shopping Centre

Liscard, Wirral, CH44 5XU

Tel: 0151 691 0121

Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Egerton House, 2 Tower Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4FN

Tel: 0151 650 6940

Web: http://www.wirralchamber.co.uk/Home/

Birkenhead Fire Station

Exmouth Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 1NF

Tel: 0151 296 5325

Radio Merseyside

Web: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiomerseyside

Home Instead Senior Care

56 Shrewsbury Road, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 2HY

Tel: 0151 653 1999

Web: http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/Index.do

Local Solutions

Mount Vernon Green, Hall Lane, Liverpool, L7 8TF

Tel: 0151 709 0990

Web: http://www.localsolutions.org.uk

4 C's Carers Club

Christchurch, Higher Bebington, Wirral, CH63 8LX

Tel: 0151 608 5955

Tranmere Rovers

Prenton Road West, Tranmere, Wirral, CH42 9PY

Tel: 07838 236 721

Web: http://www.tranmererovers.co.uk

Spider Project

56 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5HZ

Tel: 0151 647 7723

Web: http://www.spiderproject.org.uk

Child Support Agency Birkenhead

Great Western House, Woodside Ferry Approach, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6DA

Tel: 0151 653 4045

DWP

Silkhouse Court, Liverpool, L2 2LZ

Tel: 0151 255 4023

North West Ambulance Service

Tel: 0151 296 1512

Web: http://www.nwas.nhs.uk

The Stork Hotel

41 Price Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6JN

Tel: 0151 647 6681

Role On

Tel: 07766 648 941

Web: http://www.roleon.org

Land Registry

Tel: 0300 006 0411

McEwan Wallace

68 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6AF

Tel: 0151 647 6681

Web: http://www.mcwallace.co.uk

Yorkshire Bank

Grange Shopping Centre, Birkenhead, Wirral

Tel: 0141 958 2245

Web: http://www.ybonline.co.uk

Progress to Excellence

Pacific Road Arts Centre, 1 Pacific Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 1LJ

Tel: 0151 650 6933

Web: http://www.ptoetraining.co.uk

Joanne Finnerty Recruitment

142 Claughton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 6EY

Tel: 0151 601 5288

Web: http://joannefinnertyrecruitment.co.uk

Energy projects plus

Wirral Environment Centre, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 8ER

Tel: 0151 637 3680

HM Passport Office

3rd Floor, 101 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9BP

Tel: 0151 471 1647

Web: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-passport-office

Radio Merseyside

Tel: 0151 708 5500

Web: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiomerseyside

Plus a number of very kind individuals who are supporting us independently.

 

 

40,000 Pennies Campaign

Breaking news - we have reached our 40,000 pennies. Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us.

But special thanks to Wirral Methodist Church and Soup and Support in helping us reach our target.

On Monday 6 June at 10.30am, we launched our 40,000 Pennies Campaign live on Radio Merseyside, to coincide with this years Carers Week and the theme of Building Carer Communities and on Friday 11 November at 11.00am, we managed to reach our target.

Each penny is to represent one of the 40,000 Carers who live on the Wirral.  For us as a Charity, it is not about the value of the penny, but what the penny represents - A Carer or a Former Carer.

So what's this all about?

There are 40,000 Carers living on the Wirral but approximately only 4,000 access any form of help or support.

It is unclear why Carers don’t access any help and there are different thoughts as to why this is. Some believe it is because they do not see themselves as a ‘Carer’, others because they are too proud to ask for help and for some it’s because they just don’t know where to go for the help and support. What we do know, is that those who do not access services, plod on regardless of the impact it is having on them because they are dedicated in looking after their loved one, their relative or their friend. They do it because ‘they do’. Carer Connections at Wirral Connect want people to see that even though they are caring for someone, the help and support is out there and that it can be both meaningful and available at a time suited to need.

We are passionate about supporting those who support others and believe that this can be achieved by raising awareness through its 40,000 pennies campaign. As a charity we aim to collect 40,000 pennies with each one representing 1 of the 40,000.  Through the medium of art, the 40,000 pennies will visually show the caring journey, enabling all who take the time to look, to appreciate and to understand what it means to the person caring for their loved one, family member or friend.

Our aim is for more people to understand and recognise the caring role, the rewards and the demands it places on a person, but that with the right help and support the journey is one that is worth taking.

Please ring us if you have a penny pot that you would like us to collect from you.

 

Pennies2

 

Neil Fitzmaurice chats to the Tish Mckee from Wirral Connect about the 40,000 Pennies Campaign - Audio Boom.

Late Night City on Radio City 2

 

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters listed below we have already managed to collect over 5000 pennies and still counting..........

 40,000 pennies organisations

 

We have even been in the paper...........

40,000 pennies - Wirral News article

History

Wirral Connect (formally Wirral CVS) was founded and registered as charity in 1991.

The core aim of the organisation was to support the development and growth of Wirral's community sector. Over the years the organisation delivered a number of projects many of which supported people to become volunteers, for a long period it was the leading accredited volunteer centre on Wirral.

As time passed, the organisation started developing great expertise in mentoring and supporting individuals through one to one support programmes.

For eight years the organisation delivered a very successful project in supporting individuals in drug and alcohol recovery through peer mentoring. From this model we have developed our expertise further and now work with a number of different groups as we believe that mentoring is a very effective method in supporting people on a practical basis in the local community. By working individually with people and designing the support package around them we find is the best way to success.

Wirral Connect is all about partnerships, connecting people to the services they need and connecting organisations together so they can better support the Wirral community.

Wirral Connect supports third sector organisations and disadvantaged Wirral groups through bringing people / organisations and sectors together. The organisational ethos is based around peer mentoring and bringing communities together to solve needs based issues.

At present the organisation is currently delivering targeted services to unpaid carers / former carers, women affected by domestic abuse and individuals bereaved by suicide. Alongside front line projects Wirral Connect also delivers a range of services to support local third sector organisations to grow and most importantly work together in supporting the local community.

The key to organisational objectives is Connecting People / Connecting Organisations / Connecting sectors to support the Wirral community.

We are committed and passionate about supporting those who support others.  By taking the time to BE with someone, to listen to their story, we are able to CONNECT!

Our Staff

Paul Growney - Chief Executive Officer

Mike Clarke - Project Manager, Carers Mentoring Project

Karen Giner - Project Coordinator, Carers Mentoring Project

Nicki Hancocks - Project Administrator, Carers Mentoring Project

Helen Bishton - Project Lead, Bereavement by Suicide Project

 

Carer Connections Logo Website

Wirral Connect has been awarded Lottery funding for a four year Carer Mentoring Project, which aims to work directly with Carers and Former Carers to reduce the stress and isolation felt due to their caring role, past or present.

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Wirral Connect is a Registered Charity No 1003070.

A Company limited by guarantee.

Registered in England No 2612407