Monitor Evaluate Progress
At Wirral Connect we are always looking at ways we can either improve our services or look to see if there are any other areas of support we can provide for people living on the Wirral.
With this in mind, over the past two months we have been active in two specific areas of work.
Wirral Young Carers
The first is a Needs Analysis called ‘Young Carers – The Hidden Faces’ to discover what support is available to Young Carers living on the Wirral.
This report highlights what support is available for Young Carers and compares this with other services based within the Mersey Region. We feel there is a lot of work that is needed for Young Carers living on the Wirral, but we know that this must be appropriate to need and meaningful. As stated in the report,
‘they are our future and we need to be able to help them to look after them and to nurture them to enable them to live a life with aspirations and goals’
We are now exploring ways in which we can support Wirral Young Carers.
Former Carer Support Groups
The second is with regard to evaluating the Former Carer Support Groups progress.
This has focused on how things have been going so far, resulting in a Mid Point Evaluation being carried out.