As most of you are aware WEB’s funding from the Big Lottery ended in June 2015. This has meant a huge reduction in our staffing levels from 8 full time staff to 4. As a team we have spent a considerable amount of time reviewing our services and listening to what people inform us has made the biggest impact for them. The overwhelming response we received was that ‘WEB’s TRAINING’ services have been invaluable to many people. Our clients have told us that they feel that WEB’s training in particular has been the service that has supported them to improve their lives, and what has increased their overall health and well being the most.
This information has informed our decision around what WEB should be focusing it’s resources on. We have taken the decision to re-focus services to increase and vary training opportunities for our clients and community. WEB has an extensive waiting list for our range of health, well being & confidence building training including our Pathways 2M Powerment Programmes© and we feel privileged & excited to now be able to meet that need.
WEB’s Weekly Women’s Drop-In Services on Monday’s & Wednesdays will no longer be available. In place of this will be a variety of minimum 4 training sessions per month covering various topics of social, emotional health & well being. In addition to this we will still be delivering:
Women’s & Men’s Services:
You can find booking details here:
Between August ’14 & April ’15, 59 local Women & Girls participated in a unique project combining personal development training, art & documentary workshops designed to build confidence, self esteem & encourage women & girls to see themselves & their qualities through the eyes of others.
In Celebration of the huge success of the Project, WEB is hosting:
We look forward to seeing our fellow Goddesses!
Please note that participants are welcome to bring a guest to the event.
We have arranged 2 showings, (12.30 – 2.30 & 5.30-7.30) to enable as many of you to attend as possible so we really hope to see you there!
69 Gautby Rd, Birkenhead, CH41 7DS
If you have any questions please give us a call on 0151 653 3771.
Fantastic news! WEB is in the process of launching it’s innovative new fundraising initiative…the 20/20 Challenge!
As of June 2015 WEBâ€™s main source of funding from the Big Lottery will be coming to an end leaving a massive gap in monies for its main and core services. WEB has a passionate team of staff and volunteers who are striving to keep services as open and as vibrant as they have always been.
WEBs 20/20 Challenge is based on WEB celebrating its 20thÂ birthday as a small local charity, serving the local and wider community of Wirral.Â We have a small but hardworking team of 7 staff and approx 40 volunteers who deliver our community services and without support of organisations and individuals these services will fold.
So what can you do to help?
WEB aims to sign up 20 local companies who want to support a local charity, providing services to local people who may be struggling with a variety of complex needs.Â Â WEB will give Â£200 to each company and they will have 12mths Â to increase that Â£200 in a variety of ways e.g. 5 a side football competitions, darts matches, bake sales, race nights, fun runs â€“and whatever other creative ways they can think of!
At the end of the 12mths all funds will then be donated back to the charity to support the delivery of services to local people.Â Â There is absolutely NO pressure to raise any particular amount-whatever is raised by each company will be greatly appreciated, it is about supporting local grass roots community services to grow, develop & thrive.
So whatâ€™s in it for organisations that take part?
We are going to have a public launch/photo shoot with all 20 companies once all 20 have signed up to the challenge (deadline for sign ups is 1stÂ July 2015).Â We have recently employed a new apprentice who will be dedicated to blogging/tweeting Â and promoting any events that the 20 chosen companies are arranging. There will be a dedicated page on our website where news, events and challenges can be posted as well as a running commentary on our blog/twitter/facebook of funny stories, achievements and successes.Â Â In approx 1 years time we will come together as a huge fundraising team to celebrate all the hard work and effort over the past 12 months.Â We will have a Â dinner party celebration with awards, publicity photo shoot and acknowledgement of each Â companyâ€™s individual Â fundraising achievements.
The women and girls who use our service are never ones to shy away from a challenge and so alongside the 20 companies, WEB will also be running a mini challenge- signing up 20 staff/volunteers/service users who will be given Â£20 each, with a challenge for them to raise as much as they can over the 12 months. Please ask at WEB for more information!
What organisations need to do if theyâ€™d like to get involved
We are aiming to sign up approximately 20 organisations to the challenge so I am asking interested parties to contact me as soon as possible. If you would like some further information please contact WEBâ€™s Training Manager Danielle Peloe on:
We are now moved comfortably into the new premesis at 69 Gautby Road, Birkenhead, CH41 7DS (in the Play and Community Centre).
We are really pleased with how our gorgeous room is looking and we are excited for you all to see it.
With the new opening comes fresh beginnings and so we have decided together with the women that Mondays should be dedicated to YOU! The chosen name for this day is Me Time Mondays.Â The session will start at 10.30am and finish at 12.30pm, during this session there will be a lovely activity whether it is Yoga, Teaching Hand Massage, or making compliment stones it will be a really uplifting session, always finished with an indulgent visualisation.
Our Sunshine Prescriptions held on Wednesdays will now start at 12.30 and finish at 3 pm this will be packed full of fun activities and some adventures!
WEB will be providing Hot and Cold drinks alongside some biccy’s of course, WEB will no longer be making sandwiches but please feel welcome to bring lunch with you.
If you would like to see upcoming sessions for monday and wednesdays take a look at our facebook or twitter page;Â WEBMerseyside .
Really exciting times for WEB at the moment we are moving into our long awaited, new, spacious building at 69 Gautby Road, CH41 7DS, this building will bring WEB so many more opportunities and space for lots of new fun activities and services.
Moving day and consequently centre closure will commence friday 24th April and we will be opening back up on the 13th May at our new premises and services will resume as normal.
WEB will still be using 176 Corporation road , however this will be used as the charities central services and counselling.
WEB have launched ‘Listen to my story’ a campaign in partnership with Merseyside Police to tackle the sensitive subject of child sexual exploitation(CSE).
CSE is a form of child abuse and is against the law.
It can have devastating effects on the lives of victims and their families.
For more more information about the campaign and for details of how you can help raise awareness of this subject, visit www.listentomystory.co.uk .
WEB is 20 next month!! and to celebrate we’re holding a Soul & Motown Birthday Bash / Fundraiser to celebrate and raise money to continue our fantastic work. The event will take place on Fri 13th March at Mango Wine Bar in Liverpool and will feature a DJ, Hot & Cold Buffet, Raffles & much more! Tickets are just Â£10 so dust off your boogie shoes and join us for a fab night in aid of an amazing cause! Call 0151 653 3771 for tickets or email email@example.com
We’ve been experiencing some email difficulties for the last few days but this has now been resolved. If you have emailed any of the staff team in the past few days and have not received a reply, please do resend in case this has not come through.
Apologies for any inconvenience and bear with us while we deal with any backlog.
We are delighted to announce that WEB was recently awarded Â£15,000 to develop and expand its fantastic work with victims of crime and continue to offer the vital support needed for survivors to recover.
Bernie, WEB’s Centre Manager said â€œWe absolutely delighted to have been successful with our bid to the Victims Services and Restorative Justice Fund.
“We are a ‘user-led’ service charity and social enterprise who has been serving vulnerable adults and children for over 23 years.
“This year we will be celebrating our 20th birthday as a registered charity and what great news to help us celebrate.”
Ms Kennedy said: “Victims are at the heart of my police and crime plan and I am delighted that through these awards I can support a whole range of initiatives that are working to protect and care for those affected by crime in our region.
“This funding has been given to grassroots Merseyside organisations which are working with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities â€“ child victims of sexual exploitation, survivors of domestic violence, sexual offences and hate crime â€“ to help them cope, recover and rebuild their lives.
WEB is running a new, creative project which combines its award winning personal development training with an amazing opportunity to participate in an inspirational art project with a renowned local artist.
This 5 day course is fully inclusive andÂ you do not need to have any previous experience or artistic skill to participate. This course isÂ not reliant on high levels of literacy or numeracyÂ andÂ EVERYONE is welcome.
Tuesday 20th &Â 27th January, 3rdÂ &Â 10th February & Wednesday 11th February. 10am – 3pm.
Please call 0151 653 3771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 15th January for more information on how to enrol.
More about the project:
A combination of WEBâ€™s award winning Pathways 2MPowerment personal development training, inspirational art project and challenging documentary film,Â I See YouÂ will engage women from the local community and support them to see themselves and their potential through the eyes of others, challenge negative/limiting beliefs about themselves and those around them and build skills, confidence, self-esteem and aspirations for the future. We will run a series of programmes exploring beliefs/their impact on self-esteem & confidence and facilitate open and safe discussion within the groups. In addition to these personal development sessions, women will take part in painting workshops where we will produce self-portraits with a difference â€“ as they will represent the supportive and positive feedback we have received from others during the earlier group sessions. The project will culminate in a celebration and exhibition of our portraits.