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About Family Toolbox

Over the last few years, a number of agencies offering support to families in Wirral have been listening to parents and carers to understand the kinds of challenges you’re up against – and lots of it came down to not being able to find the right resources or support at the right time.

Family Toolbox is Wirral’s response. Launched in April 2022, it is available to all Wirral’s parents and carers. It aims to make resources and support more readily available, putting the power right in the hands of families to work out what you want to change, and what steps you want to take to do that.

While the site shows all of the organisations on Wirral that work to support children, young people and families, the Founding Members of the Family Toolbox have committed to making their support free from criteria, assessments, referrals and thresholds, so that you and your family can access support as and when you feel you need it. The Founding Members are: Caritas Shrewsbury, Ferries Families, Foundation Years Trust, Involve North West, Koala North West, Shaftesbury Youth Club and WEB. They have signed up to the Family Toolbox values – so this is what you can expect from these organisations:

Our hope is that this helps families like yours find what you need sooner, meaning things don’t reach crisis point at home. This resource is very much alive and will continue to evolve over the coming months and years. If you have any thoughts about how to make this a better tool for families, we’d love to hear them. Just drop us a message.