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New, Free Confidence Programme Starting Soon! Sign Up Today!

i Nov 11th No Comments by

Are you currently unemployed?

Would you like to part of an inspirational new project?

Build your confidence & self-esteem?

Learn new skills & meet new people?

Take part in new, fun, free training?

Have fun in a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment?

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.

We are holding information sessions on Tuesday 18th November at our Bentinck Street premises in central Birkenhead where you can find out more about the programme, meet our lovely team who will be delivering the workshops and sign up for your choice of dates in November & December.

This course is fully inclusive and you do not need to have any previous experience or artistic skill to participate. This course is not reliant on high levels of literacy or numeracy and EVERYONE is welcome.

TUESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER:

Morning Session: 10.30am – 12.30pm

OR

Afternoon Session: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

OR

Evening Session: 5.30 – 7.30pm

10-12 Bentinck St (Off Conway St, opposite Birkenhead Car & Van Hire)

Please call 0151 653 3771 or email lyndsay@womensenterprisingbreakthrough.org by Friday 14th November for more information & to confirm which session you would like to attend.

More about the project:

A combination of WEB’s award winning Pathways 2MPowerment personal development training, inspirational art project and challenging documentary film, I See You 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 – 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.

Centre Manager Bernie Shortlisted for Wirral Business Award 2014

i Sep 23rd No Comments by

WEB is delighted to announce that Centre Manager, Bernie King has been shortlisted in the category of Business Person of the Year in this years WIN Awards in recognition of the progress she has made in developing WEB SE and subsequently driving WEB towards sustainability.

Bernie’s drive and innovation has seen WEB’s unique training packages commissioned by schools, corporate clients, partner organisations and local charities this year with fantastic results.

The winners of each category will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner held at Thornton Manor this Friday 26th September 2014. This promises to be amongst the biggest business events in the region with over 600 leading business people in attendance, together with the main sponsors of the competition,Wirral Radio, The Contact Company, and Park Group PLC.

The gala dinner and award ceremony, will include a drinks reception – sponsored by Typhoo Tea – and a four course meal with entertainment.  The event will be hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips.

Wish us Luck!

Have Your Say on Anti-Social Behaviour

i Sep 5th No Comments by

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, and her Deputy, Cllr Ann O’Byrne, are in the process of a large consultation process with victims of crime; Putting Victims First.

Ann recently announced the next phase of Putting Victims First, focussing on victims of antisocial behaviour.  This will include six focus groups with victims of antisocial behaviour, an online survey for victims and a further survey about possible punishments that can be used by police officers for less serious incidents of crime and antisocial behaviour.

The proposed punishments will form a ‘Community Remedy’ and is part of new antisocial behaviour powers recently introduced  by the Government.  The online survey into these possible punishments can be accessed here: http://www.merseysidepcc.info/home/get-involved/community-remedy.aspx

Focus groups for victims will take place across Merseyside.  Details are:

  • Monday 15th September

6-8pm

St Catherine’s Community Centre, Church Road, Tranmere, CH42 0LQ

  • Tuesday 16th September

10am-12 midday
Blue Bell Centre, Blue Bell Lane, Huyton, L36 7XY

  • Tuesday 16th September

6-8pm

Helena Central, 4 Corporation Street, St Helens, WA9 1LD

  • Wednesday 17th September

1-3pm
One Vision Housing, Atlantic House, Dunnings Bridge Road, Bootle, L30 4TH

  • Wednesday 17th September
    6-8pm
    WAM Friendship Centre, Wellington Avenue, Liverpool, L15 0EJ
  • Thursday 18th September
    6-8pm
    St Columba’s, Pinehurst Ave, Liverpool, L4

Focus groups are open to all.  However, because demand is expected to be very high, attendees are required to register by calling Warren Ward on 0151 777 5186 or emailing warren.ward@merseysidepcc.info.

Alternatively, the survey for victims of antisocial behaviour is available online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MerseysideVictimsExperienceSurvey.  All surveys are available in hard copy on request.

Have your Say on Support Services for Victims of Crime

i Aug 14th No Comments by

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner, Jane Kennedy is taking over the commissioning of support services for victims of crime and wants to hear from people whose lives have been affected by domestic violence in order to get the opinions, views and experiences of the people who really matter.

WEB has been asked to invite some of our service users along to a consultation event on WED 3rd September from 2pm to 4pm to have their views heard and take the opportunity to help to inform the design of these new services.

The venue has not been confirmed yet but it will be held in Wirral and staff from WEB will be coming along to support those attending.

If you would like to join us please call Chelsea on 0151 653 3771 to confirm your attendance and arrange to meet us by Wednesday 27th August.

Family Fun Day – All welcome!

i Aug 1st No Comments by

A Family Fun day will take place tomorrow at Toxteth Fire Fit Hub! All are very welcome to pop along between 12pm-4pm to enjoy some family friendly, fun activities with a portion of the proceeds going to support WEB’s vital work.

For more info & directions to the hub please visit www.firefithub.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

Changes to Drop-In Times

i Jul 23rd No Comments by

It’s been an amazing year so far for the Drop-In with some lovely new volunteers and members alike enjoying everything from Cycling and Tai Chi to Jewellery Making & Pamper Parties!
In the interests of keeping things fresh, we’ve done some consultation with staff, volunteers and service users and decided to shake things up a little! Drop-In hours are changing slightly from Monday 28th July to:

Mondays & Fridays: 11am-2pm
Wednesdays: 11am-3pm

These changes will allow us to increase volunteer capacity to offer one to one support and enable WEB to continue to develop the wide variety of training we offer to increasing numbers of clients.

Also, don’t forget that WEB’s annual 2 week closure is coming up from 18th August to 1st September.

Upcoming Sunshines:
30th July: Pamper Day
6th Aug: Bingo
13th Aug: Barbeque

Today’s Sunshine Prescription is…

i Jun 4th No Comments by

…jewellery making! Why not bob down and see us and create yourself something pretty?

HSBC Staff Donate Time & Skills to WEB

i May 13th No Comments by

The lovely folks from HSBC are volunteering their time today sprucing up our garden and therapy room ready for summer. That’s us on brew duty then – thanks folks!

Easter Drop-in Opening

i Apr 16th No Comments by

Drop-in will be closed for Easter on Friday 18th & Monday 21st April. We wish you all a very happy long weekend. Fingers crossed for continued sunshine!

WEB to Host Macmillan Tea Party!

i Sep 12th No Comments by

WEB is hosting a tea party in support of Macmillan’s Big Coffee Morning. Come along on Wednesday 25th September from 10am – 3pm. The event will feature lots of lovely cake, crafts and conversation, so please pop in and enjoy a cuppa and maybe even turn your hand to fabric printing! All donations received on the day will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.