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About Us

Wired was created in 1st April 2003 by merging Living Options and Wirral Association for Disability. Today we operate under the name Wired which stands for Wirral Information Resource for Equality and Diversity.


Our vision is of a society in which disadvantaged people can lead full and independent lives fully participating in society.


Our mission is to promote the equality, dignity and independence of disadvantaged people.

Wired works to a number of Key Principles, these are:

  • Empowerment: we believe that people should have control over their own lives.
  • Choice of where to live and how to maintain independence without over protection.
  • Consultation: involvement in service planning by disadvantaged people and carers.
  • Information: clear and easily available.
  • Participation in local, regional and national communities.
  • Autonomy: the freedom to make decisions about life.

Wired works with groups and individuals building partnerships between professionals, clients and ourselves.

  Registered charity number​ 1060105. Company limited by guarantee number 2997803.

Aims and Achievements

WIRED fulfils its mission by providing a wide variety of services covering a diverse range of people. We work within the voluntary and community sector in Wirral by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy-makers.

Wired is the parent company of Inclusive Access UK Ltd – Founded in February 1998, Inclusive Access is a social enterprise that specialises in training for individuals for personal and professional development  for both accredited and non-accredited courses to suit people’s needs.  Inclusive Access is the fourth largest provider of the City & Guild accredited National Advocacy Qualification.  The company is also an accredited provider for Institute of Leadership & Management and National Open College Network courses.  For further details follow the link to Inclusive Access

Wired ​incorporating ​Inclusive Access is an Investors In People organisation.

Governance & Management Team

Chair Dr Paul Dufton
Vice Chair Mr Anthony Welch
Trustee Mr Craig Russell
Trustee Mr Lawrie Brown
Trustee Mr William Woods
Trustee Mr Kieran Murphy
Trustee Vacancy
Executive Officer Mr David Maguire