About Us

Wired was created on the 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.

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

Chief Executive David Maguire
Wirral Services Manager Lynn Griffiths
Wirral SEND Partnership Manager Michelle Evans
Payroll Manager Lesley Kirkham 
Finance Manager Sharon Darroch
Digital Content and Engagement Manager Ellie Hassall
Training Co-ordinator Helen Callister