March 2015 News

Big Lottery Bid

We are please to say that our first stage application has been successful.  We now have to submit the second stage and will hear the results in approximately six months time.

Good News

We have been successful in securing funding from the British Legion to support 10 Armed Forces families over the next year.

Stubbington Methodist Church

We would like to thank Stubbington Methodist Church for raising funds for us at their Copper Pot Tea event.

Caroline Dinenage

On Friday 23rd January 2015, Caroline Dinenage visited the Home-Start office. High on the agenda was the immediate financial challenge the scheme is facing which was discussed at length with Caroline. She offered some short term solutions and pledged her support to our cause.

The discussion also centered on our valuable unique service that helps to keep families together and improves the outcomes for children in the short and long term.  Also highlighted were the opportunities to local people who choose to volunteer their time at Home-Start and the benefits to their personal development and progression onto training, education or employment.

Caroline was very concerned and wanted to ensure that everything had been done to sustain the scheme in the long term. She offered suggestions that have been taken on board and the Trustees will be moving these forward in the hope that we can continue to have a valuable service to local families for many more years to come.

Volunteer Preparation Courses

These courses run throughout the year.  Please contact us if you are interested.

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