LIVERPOOL’S COMMUNITY PARENTS PROGRAMME CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
THE NSPCC in
Liverpool is seeking volunteers who have the time to help make a
difference to the lives of families in the Liverpool 8 community.
The NSPCC Hargreaves Centre in Everton, in the heart of the City,
runs a Community Parenting Programme in partnership with the
Liverpool Women’s Hospital. This programme involves parents
supporting other parents who have asked for support to help them
care for their children.
The pairing scheme gives the parent another person to turn to for
emotional and personal support. The volunteers will work with
families in the Liverpool 8 area to help them build on their own
strengths and abilities, helping them to care for their children
The NSPCC would love to hear from anyone interested in becoming a
community parenting volunteer so for more information please contact
Amanda Webster at the NSPCC Liverpool team on:- 0844 892 0264 or
Amanda Webster, NSPCC Community Parent Facilitator, said:-
“Some of the families we work with are often first time parents and
just need some extra help and support. This scheme gives them the
opportunity to build up a friendship with another parent who they
can confide in and who can provide a support network. We want them
to be able to relax and express themselves freely to someone who has
the time to listen and support them.
We’re interested in hearing from anyone who could spare a minimum of
3 hours per week to support families in the Liverpool area. We’re
looking for people with a sensitive and caring attitude towards
others, reliable, a good listener and a good team player. In return
we offer a free structured training course, Regular supervisions
will also be offered. For further details please come along to an
information meeting or get in touch for an informal chat.”
Southport Access For
Everyone Forum Update
next meeting of the Southport Access For
Everyone forum will be held at the Community Room of the Southport
Fire Station at the corner of Manchester Road and Lord Street,
Southport, on Thursday, 27 May 2010, at 7.00pm People who experience
access problems to the town's facilities because of a disability are
welcome to attend and discuss their problems.
The premises are
fully accessible for wheelchair users. Enquiries:- 01704 567046.
Wildlife Safari @ Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve!
IN response to
the fantastic success of the drop-in Easter and May Discovery Day
events held at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve, Natural England has
organised a day of book-on wildlife safaris!
Eva Tregidgo, Community Outreach Adviser for the reserve says:-
“The response to the games, activities and learning opportunities
offered at the events has been overwhelming; children have been
fascinated by the wonderful wildlife we have at the reserve and are
eager to know more!”
Children themselves have requested “walks for kids where
people can explain what stuff is”, and that is exactly what
Natural England intends to provide! This will be the first event
where children will get the full undivided attention of staff and
volunteers who can reveal the secrets of the sand dunes and shed
light on the some startlingly insightful questions.
Eva adds:- “It is clear when a child has been inspired by
something new because they start to ask some pretty sophisticated
questions: some of which even the greatest scientists and
philosophers have wrestled with! I found myself explaining evolution
and survival of the fittest to a girl of 8 years during a
particularly shrewd interrogation about Natterjack Toads!”
Three safaris will be held on Saturday 22 May, which is officially
World Environment Day! Children will learn how to safely and
effectively track some of the shyest creatures that hide among the
dunes, identify some rare and fascinating wildlife and kindly
capture bugs and beasties to take a closer look! If you would like
your child to attend you must book onto one of the hourly sessions
starting at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Please ring:- 0300 060 4361 to book a
place on this FREE learning experience! Children under the age of 8
must be accompanied by an adult.