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What's New


Care Act comes in

The new Care Act has now come into force and will affect the lives of unpaid carers. To find out more look at the download available on our Carers Support service page.​ 

Meanwhile in Wirral we have just launched ou​r new Carers Wellbeing Services in partnership with the ACE group. ACE (Agencies for Carers Executive) is a group of organisations that provide a wide range of services to carers in Wirral. To find out more please call the Carers Wellbeing team on 0151 522 7990 or email them at cws@wired.me.uk 

Wired Wins Award

The Young Carers team in Warrington have won a national award with their song to promote the use of a new vaccine for the flu virus. The team were invited down to London by the Department of Health to perform the song before being announced as the winners of the competition. You can hear the song on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/106076706

 

New Chief Executive

We are excited to announce that Wired has got a new Chief Executive, David Maguire. David has worked in the voluntary/third sector for a number of years and brings a wealth of experience with him. It's an exciting time for Wired and our trading arm, Inclusive Access, with David's talents and vision giving Wired a sound future so that we can continue to provide excellent servcies.  


Wired Wins Award

The first ever Police and Crime Commissioner's Community Awards in North Wales happened in October and Wired came away with the award for Equality and Diversity for the Reducing Stigma campaign that we undertook with a group of service users in the area. The work was stimulated by reports from service users of bullying on public transport. The team (staff and service users) worked to develop an awareness campaign video and the accompanying posters are now on every Arriva bus in North Wales. The campaign was designed to reduce the fear of crime in the community and encourage reporting. Arriva trains are now seeking to display the posters in Wales as well.

Carer Awareness Event

​Our Executive Officer Tracey McNaboe met with the Deputy Mayor at Arrowe Park Hospital during carers week for a carer awareness event. There was a lot of interest from patients and staff in finding out more about what a carer is and what support is available. See the gallery page for a picture of the event.


New for 2014

​You can now access a paperless payroll service from Wired. This saves you time in that you will receive your payslips as soon as they are processed so no more waiting for the post. For more details and prices please contact our office on 0844 880 1500 or email the Payroll team at wirralpayroll@wired.me.uk


Young carers an inspiration

The WIRED Young Carers Team see three of the young carers they support recognised at the prestigious Warrington Guardian Inspiration Awards October 2013.

The team joined the young carers and their families to celebrate.  Click here to read full article.

​Transport Policy

Wirral is conducting a review of its school transport policy. A consultation will run from 15 April 2013 until 24 May 2013. The proposed changes will affect many children whose special educational needs or disabilities require special transport to help them to access school or college, as well as those who attend faith schools in Wirral.

To have your say on the proposals please go to the Wirral Council/what really matters consultation page by following this link. www.wirral.gov.uk/whatreallymatters


Wired gets new quality mark

Wired is pleased to announce that we have achieved another Quality Mark. The QPM standard has been awarded in recognition of the high standards of service delivery for Advocacy and IMCA.

100% of our advocates are now enrolled on or have completed the Independent Advocacy Qualification (City & Guilds) run by Inclusive Access. The qualification accredits and recognises the skills and experience of existing advocates and professionals who use advocacy as part of another role.

Wired features in national report   

Better safeguarding, greater personalisation and improved support planning are among the benefits of advocacy, as outlined in a new report from the VODG. Wired contributed to the report that shows advocacy helps prevent, detect and respond to abuse by enabling disabled and/or vulnerable people to learn about and gain confidence in promoting their rights. The report:

  • Clarifies advocacy’s relevance in today’s policy and economic landscape
  • Presents case study evidence of advocacy in action
  • Describes the challenges to advocacy delivering greater benefits
  • Outlines key messages for stakeholders like providers and commissioners

If you’d like to read the report you can find it on the VODG website here: http://www.vodg.org.uk/news/203/111/New-report-shows-that-after-Winterbourne-advocacy-is-a-voice-for-our-future.html

Training

Inclusive Access is currently taking bookings on the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Independent Advocacy.

To enrol or for further information please contact the Advocacy Training Team at Inclusive Access by calling 0151 653 7111 or click on the link above to email.