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WE Matter - Issue 6

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Hello and welcome to 'WE Matter', our roundup of things happening across our services. We hope that it will help you feel connected to the Wirral Evolutions community. 
Following the National Lockdown as of 5th January 2021, we have taken the decision to revert to our redesigned service delivery model rolled out in the previous national lockdown. 

There is emergency provision in place for a number of people we support and we are keeping in touch with anyone who normally attends our service.

Updates can be found on our website and via our twitter and Facebook accounts

Our Corporate Services office in Wallasey is currently closed but you can contact us via email admin@wirralevolutions.org 

Wirral Council Budget Consultation - Have Your Say

Every year, Wirral Council agrees its budget to work out how they will spend the money that they have on services across the Borough.
One part of their budget is how much money will be spent on Adult Day Services, which includes Wirral Evolutions.

Before the Council make any decisions, they want to hear from people as part of their consultation process. We encourage people we support and their families to have their say and give their feedback as any decisions made will have a direct impact on our services.

The CLOSING DATE for the consultation is 22ND JANUARY

Please follow this link for details of how to have your say, including an Easy Read version of the consultation.

Christmas at Our Locations

Before the new National Lockdown began in January our locations had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas in their bubbles. 

Each location enjoyed a wide range of Christmas activities and enjoyed Christmas parties and meals together. 

Speak Up Be Heard and our Volunteer Action Group both held end of year Zoom meetings with fun Christmas activities. 
As part of our last Board of 2020 we held a virtual reflection session and asked representatives from across WE what their 'silver linings' of the year were. We have been sharing some of the silver linings that people shared at the meeting across our social media channels. 

Keeping Active In Lockdown 

It is important to keep active for both physical and mental wellbeing. The activities we do may be a little different during lockdown so we have been sharing resources and ideas of how to keep active while at home.

COVID-19 Test for Essential Workers Without Symptoms


From 11th January you must book an appointment for Wirral's symptom-free testing centres.  

Priority will be given to:
  • key workers who cannot work from home
  • anyone else who cannot work from home
  • unpaid carers who have to leave home


18 Live Animal Webcams to Watch at Home

Toni who works in our Eastham centre found this great list of the best live animal webcam streams from around the UK and the rest of the world.

From penguin, lion, meerkat and elephant cameras all over the world to badger, seal and barn owl live cams here in the UK, these are sure to put a smile on your face. Grab a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable...


Upcoming Meetings

Wirral Evolutions Main Board - Friday 29th January 

Speak Up Be Heard - Wednesday 3rd February

Useful Contacts

Citizens Advice (Wirral)
Delivering information & advice to Wirral Residents
0300 33 00 111
Citizens Advice (National Number): 03444 111 444

Family Safety Unit
If you need help to deal with domestic abuse or violence you can contact the Family Safety Unit, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
0151 666 4914

NHS Trust Helpline for Mental Health Emergency Number
24/7 mental health helpline for urgent support, for residents of Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Wirral
0300 303 3972

Whatever you are going through, Samaritans offer free and confidential 24/7 support
116 123

Wirral Change
A Black and Racial Minorities Outreach Service offering information, advice and guidance & signposting to other services for racial minority people on the Wirral
 0151 649 8177

Wirral Coronavirus Helpline
A central helpline to help Wirral Residents during the COVID19 outbreak
0151 666 5050

Wirral Council Tax
If you are struggling to pay your bill
0151 606 2002

Wirral Food Bank
Emergency food for local people in crisis
0151 638 7090

Wirral Mind
Mind provides support directly to people struggling with their mental health
0151 512 2200

15 January 2021