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Community Action Wirral - Monthly News Bulletin

A collection of third sector news articles and events from across Wirral.

February 2017
In this issue:

Job Vacancy – Project Worker (Part Time) – Chapter West Cheshire – Closing date 5pm Friday 17th March 2017


Do you have experience of supporting vulnerable people through difficult periods in their lives? We provide tailored opportunities and support services for people with long-term and enduring mental ill-health, helping them progress their personal goals, learning and employment experiences. You need to be compassionate, patient, have a sense of humour and be able to work on a 1-2-1 basis to devise programmes of support to the people on your caseload.

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Free Fundraising Regulations Event on the 8th March at LCVS for the Liverpool City Region


Is your organisation up-to-speed with the recent changes to fundraising regulations? Are you aware of the new Code of Fundraising Practice that is expected to come into operation by the end of the year? If the answer is “no” and you fundraise from the public then this event is a must for you. The Fundraising Regulator will be in Liverpool to discuss the proposed changes to be made to the Code of Fundraising Practice as set out in its current consultation. A range of topics will be covered in the presentation and Q&A session, including the role of the regulator, the code of practice and the new fundraising preference service.

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Administrative Officer vacancy – Community Action Wirral


Community Action Wirral is looking for an experienced individual to join the team as Administration Officer .

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Government produces guidance to help public sector commissioners embed volunteering and social action in public services.


From November 2015 to August 2016 government collaborated with the New Economics Foundation to develop resources for commissioners and other public sector leaders to help them embed social action in commissioning. Social action is about people coming together to help improve their lives and solve important problems in their communities. When the public sector works with communities – listening to citizens, growing their capacity to act, and working with them as equals – social action can become a powerful way of meeting people’s needs.

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Take part in The Big Lunch 2017!


If you’re new to The Big Lunch, or want a helping hand getting it all sorted, you can request a free Big Lunch starter pack full of tips, practical advice and handy resources like posters, invites and stickers. Everything you need to get your Big Lunch sorted! Packs are limited, so be in quick! You can order a physical copy that we’ll send straight to your door, or download a pack that you can view online or print out yourself as needed.

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Job Vacancy – Wired – Send IAS Caseworker – application deadline 13th March 2017


WIRED SEND IAS Caseworker - Wirral Salary: 30 hours - £20,614 actual salary (FTE - £24,050) plus benefits, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata) Contract period: Permanent subject to funding Wired is a registered charity that provides a range of services to disabled adults, children, young people, parents and carers. WIRED has delivered the Wirral SEND Information, Advice and Guidance (IAS) service successfully for many years and is now seeking to appoint a self-motivated and efficient caseworker with a proven track record of delivering high quality 1:1 work with families of children/young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

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Lets Talk Good Finance Event – Liverpool on the 16th March 2017


Join Big Society Capital, and the Liverpool City Region's very own Social Enterprise Network for an event to update you on the local and national trends in Social Finance. Meet investors, hear real investment stories and network with other social enterprises. The event will hear from a local and national social investor about what they offer and learn more about social investment. We will have case studies, an overview of social investment, and an opportunity to hear from a local recipient of social finance to find out precisely what the journey is like if you choose to look for investment in your social enterprise this way.

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Job Vacancies – 1. Administrator/Receptionist and 2. Development Worker


The Carrbridge Centre, a newly-formed charity located on the Woodchurch estate, is looking to recruit dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic staff dedicated to community development. Initially we are looking for an administrator/receptionist and a development worker. The administrator/receptionist can be a part-time position that would suit someone with caring responsibilities.The development worker post is also flexible working, ...

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Have your say on a new community-led Forum for Birkenhead North – Deadline 5pm on 22nd March 2017


The Birkenhead North Neighbourhood Alliance has applied to the Council to be formally designated as the statutory Neighbourhood Forum for parts of North Birkenhead.

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Introducing the Wirral Advocacy Hub


From the 1st February 2017, n-compass Advocacy Service will be responsible for the delivery of The Wirral Advocacy Hub. The Hub will provide General Advocacy, Independent Mental Health Advocacy (including DoLs and RPR) , Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy , Care Act Advocacy and a Single Point of Contact. The Single Point of Contact has been designed to respond and deal with all Wirral Advocacy enquires regardless of which type of advocacy the query is in relation to. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Hub should you need any guidance to be sure if Advocacy applies to yourself or someone you support. We have duty advocates available during office hours to talk through and guide your advocacy query aiming to support professionals to uphold their duty to refer into statutory advocacy and provide easy access for customers.

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Useful Resources

ProHelp Wirral

Do you need some legal, building, accounts expertise? Perhaps we can help with a little pro bono support. Click here to find out more.

Get a GRIPP

Organisations in the voluntary, community and faith sector, whether large or small, young or old, thriving or only just surviving, all have certain things in common: Governance, Resources, Information, Projects and People. It can be hard to find the time to stand back and take stock of where your organisation is at and think about the things that could help it do better in the future. If you’ve got 10 minutes we’d like to offer you a helping hand! Click here to find out how.
If you have an event coming up, would like to promote a service or want to mention an achievement, please contact our Communications Officer, Josh Humphries at josh.humphries@communityactionwirral.org.uk
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