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Our Services

Wirral Change provide a range of services to support disadvantaged and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Wirral.

Community Groups

Our Health & Wellbeing Team organise a range of presentations and awareness sessions from professionals and service providers aimed at increasing engagement and understanding within BME communities. These sessions are delivered through our weekly Community Groups. Recent sessions we have organised include Introduction to First Aid, Carers Awareness, Refugee Awareness, Community cycling sessions and Health Cooking. We also deliver sessions in line with National Health Campaigns and run community engagements events each year which include:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Songkran
  • International Women’s Day
  • Eid
  • Polish Christmas

Meet every Wednesday and Friday 10am-12:30pm.

The group is open to women in Wirral and looks at providing exercise and a timetable of activities to improve confidence, self esteem and social inclusion.

There is also one to one casework support for anyone who needs confidential information, advice or referrals to specialist organisations.

Meet on Thursdays from 1-3pm.

We facilitate a range of activities to support the mental and physical wellbeing of carers.

There are free monthly holistic treatments delivered by a qualified therapist and access to one to one support outside of the group.

Meet every Tuesday 10am-12pm for Polish communities who reside in Wirral.

The group was set up in response to increasing need identified by our Health Team and provides free activities and refreshments and limited crèche facilities.

Weekly group for individuals to meet, access peer to peer support and increase social inclusion in a culturally sensitive environment. The group meet every Saturday in a women only environment with children’s activities for any children attending the group.

Employment

One-to-one tailored support with CV development, job searching and access to training and opportunities to improve employability prospects.

The team also support with benefit issues and appeals, NI registration, housing issues and referrals for immigration advice.

We run two weekly job club drop in sessions for support with all aspects of Job Search on Mondays and Fridays 10:00 – 12:00.

Weekly English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) sessions to address language barriers faced by many of our service users.

For more information about ESOL contact our Employment & Communication officer Emilia.

Health

One-to-one and outreach support with smoking cessation, drug and alcohol misuse and mental health issues.

The team also provide support in making sustainable positive lifestyle changes with a range of health issues including diet, exercise, oral health and long term health conditions.

Interpreter Service

 Interpreter Request Form

We offer a translation and interpreter service for the following languages:

In house –

  • Arabic عربي
  • Swedish svenska
  • Thai ภาษาไทย
  • Polish polski
  • Indonesian, Bahasa Indonesian
  • Malay Melayu
  • German Deutsch
  • French Francais
  • Spanish Espanol
  • Bengali বাংলা
  • Italian Italiano
  • Mandarin, 普通話
  • Cantonese 廣東話
  • Hakka 客家話

Languages available through bookable in advance interpreting service

  • Arabic
  • Belarusian
  • Bengali
  • Arabic عربي
  • Swedish svenska
  • Thai ภาษาไทย
  • Polish polski
  • Indonesian, Bahasa Indonesian
  • Malay Melayu
  • German Deutsch
  • French Francais
  • Spanish Espanol
  • Bengali বাংলা
  • Italian Italiano
  • Mandarin, 普通話
  • Cantonese 廣東話
  • Hakka 客家話
  • Cantonese
  • Czech
  • Hakka
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Kazakh
  • Kurdish
  • Lithuanian
  • Malay
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Urdu

Room Hire and Training

Room Hire Booking Form

Our office is based in central Birkenhead and we have a range of rooms to suit your needs; training facilities, community space (with kitchen facilities), meeting rooms or a private counselling room. Call our office number (0151 649 8177) for room rates.

We can provide bespoke cultural awareness & Diversity and Asylum & Refugee Awareness training to service users or to partner organisations.