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We are recruiting! Here's all the information you need to apply for this role with Our Place

We are delighted to announce that due to funding received from the Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund, we are now recruiting for the post outlined below,

Our Place – Sefton Care Leavers Project Support Worker

£10.02 per hour

We would like to appoint a support worker to provide support to looked after children and care leavers from age 14 to 25.  This practical and emotional support will cover a wide range of issues to help young people in their transition from care to independence.

Volunteering with Venus

As well as saving the world from debt one appointment at a time, our resident Money Management Wizard, Jo Hughes, also contributes to our volunteer training sessions to impart her wisdom and myriad tips and tricks so that our volunteers can confidently address these issues with the individuals they support.

One such training session happened this week at one of our Parent to Parent Volunteer training courses in Halton.  Jo facilitates the session to be informal, informative and accessible so that the scary issues of debt and budgeting seem less daunting.

News from Our Place

Once again we're turning our blog over to our bezzys down at Our Place, Sefton Care Leavers Centre.  If you'd like to know more or make a referral, dont hesitate to contact David, Jo Lee or Stef at the Centre.  Now, over to Stef for some news on whats been happening this week...

Hi all! This week at Our Place has been a busy one!

News from Kayleigh

We've asked our Kayleigh to tell you some more about her role at Venus...


Hello ☺ 

I am Kayleigh the Key Progression Worker at Venus.

I offer general support to the families I work with along aiming to build confidence in our women to empower them to get the best opportunities they can out of life! 

I can help with courses, job searches, writing up CV’s and apprenticeships and this week after spending months in job interviews being persistent and not giving up, one of our Venus ladies got a part time job in a local pub which is great news ☺ 

We're recruiting!

Hello everyone!  We're recruiting a Family Support Worker for our Team.  If you're interested in applying, please contact our Receptionist Lindsay for an application pack and more information, alternatively, contact us through this website and we will send you a pack in the post.

Be quick, deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 27.10.14 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 29.10.14.

Good Luck!


This week at Sefton Care Leavers' Centre

This week we have invited our colleagues at Sefton Care Leavers' Centre to share their weekly happenings with us to give you some insight into their progress as they set up this new project.  The project was funded through The Big Lottery with extra help from Sefton MBC Community Fund and Youth Work Grants.  This new project is managed by Venus and we work in partnership with a steering group consisting of Sefton MBC, Sefton CVS, Parenting 2000 and care leavers.  The Centre has been established with the aims of:

Brilliant nomination news

News just in is that our lovely Chief Exec, Lorraine Webb, was nominated for the "Great Grown Up" Award in the YKids Believe Awards.  We're really pleased for Lorraine that her hard work and dedication to Children and Young People across Sefton has been recognised through this nomination and we'd like to wish Jan Clarke, Learning Mentor at The Hawthornes School hearty congratulations on her winning the Great Grown Up award at the ceremony held on 8th May.  You can find out more about the awards at www.thebelieveawards.co.uk.

Social Work Student Placements

So on the occasion of our latest student leaving us I thought I'd tell you a little bit about our students and how they help us deliver our services whilst we help them learn about their chosen field of study.  It's a boss mutually beneficial arrangement and it raises additional funds for us because Education Establishments like Liverpool John Moores University make a contribution to our Organisation to cover expenses and staff time.