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Margaret Harrison, founder and life president of Home-Start, the UK’s largest voluntary family support charity, died at home on Sunday 16th August 2015.

It is with great sadness that we announce that Margaret Harrison, founder and life president of Home-Start, the UK’s largest voluntary family support charity, died at home on Sunday 16th August 2015. Margaret began the charity in Leicester in 1973 and led it for 25 years.  In the 1980s Home-Start was the fastest growing social...

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Volunteer Impact Report

Home-Start has been working with volunteers to offer parents the support they need to give their children the best start in life. At the heart of our service is the offer of support and guidance from one parent to another – a deceptively simple but incredibly powerful approach through which we have made a lifetime...

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Duchess of Cambridge receives Royal welcome to Home-Start

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has heard stories from volunteers and families about the work of Home-Start on a visit to Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich on Wednesday 18 March.     The Duchess used her visit to talk with other parents of young children, and to learn about the challenges they can...

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BT staff collect Xmas presents for Home-Start children.

B.T staff delivered lots of shoe boxes filled with lovely presents for some of the children we support. Listening to all the things BT staff did to raise funds and create these fab presents is very heart warming. Some little children are not going to believe what santa has sent when staff hand deliver these...

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The Co-operative awards Home-Start Colchester with funds to benefit local families!

Home-Start Colchester was delighted to hear that following applying for much needs funds, The Co-operative membership had awarded the scheme funds to purchase In Kind goods to benefit local families during difficult times. https://www.inkinddirect.org/ The scheme manager was delighted, as local families are struggling more than ever especially at Christmas. We are all delighted! In...

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Cookery workshop 27th Sept 2014

Children involved with ” I can do it” project, took part in a cookery workshop at Old Health Community Centre, Darcy Rd, Colchester the 27th Sept 2014. They created a healthy lunch and gained confidence in cooking and preparing food.  The day ended with all the children sitting together and eating their creations! An amazing...

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Home-Start’s manifesto launch.

Home-Start’s manifesto launch. Manifesto available on the Home-Start website at www.home-start.org.uk/HSmanifesto On Thursday 17th July Home-Start launched its first policy manifesto with a reception on The Terrace Pavilion at the Palace of Westminster. Home-Start Colchester’s Patron , MP sir Bob Russell sponsored the event to the delight of the Home-Start Scheme. Home-Start called for children to...