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Wirral Information Resource for Equality & Diversity

Welcome to wired


Coronavirus/Covid 19

Public Statement from, David Maguire, Chief Executive of WIRED. 9th April 2021

I am pleased to be able to confirm that our services are fully operational and our staff and volunteers are available via telephone, email, video call and face to face meetings (subject to risk assessment). Many of WIRED's staff team will continue to work from home until June 2021 at which point we hope to be able to return to our to offices in Birkenhead, Liscard, New Brighton, Liverpool and Warrington on a full time basis. Whilst our offices will remain closed (aside from Birkenhead Shop Mobility and skeleton staff in some other offices) until June 2021, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers will continue to be available through our existing telephone and email helplines as usual. So please, don’t hesitate to call or email us, even if it’s just for some reassurance or information about local services, we are happy to help. We have over 10,000 people registered with us for support and we will continue to do our very best during this period of change.

Carers - please click the link below to tell us about your concerns and support needs during this period of Coronavirus/Covid-19 emergency government restrictions and we will contact you to see how we can help.



Wired was created in 1st April 2003 by merging Wirral based organisations 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. 

Core values

WIRED’s core values are

  • The promotion and development of a society in which disadvantaged people can lead full and independent lives fully participating in society and reaching their potential
  • To promote the equality, dignity and independence of disadvantaged children, young people and families and keep them safe from harm
  • To support children and young people to be ready for school, work and adulthood

WIRED cascades these core values into service delivery through a number of key organisational principals; 

  • Empowerment - people should have control over their own lives
  • 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
  • Person Centred – to ensure that all audit activity follows the journey of the client through our services
  • Outcome Based and Qualitative: - focussing on the how the service has improved people’s lives
  • Fair - equality and diversity issues are taken into account when developing and undertaking quality assurance activity.
  • Transparent -  to deliver clear messages about the purpose and benefits of service to encourage openness and willingness to participate
  • Ethical - always endeavour to respect participant’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Social value -  wider financial and non-financial impacts of activity, including the wellbeing of individuals and communities, social capital and the environment.

The above key organisational principals are embedded within service delivery through their integration into WIRED business planning, staff and volunteer recruitment, casework, staff supervision and organisational management and governance.

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 Mr Keith Foggin
Trustee Dr Jane Lane
Chief Executive  Mr David Maguire
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