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Early help

Early Help – Mentoring  Or Life Coaching for parents   When the first signs of emotional distress appear Home-Start Colchester can offer early help funded through ECC Family Innovation Fund. Mentoring- The assistance of another person to offer mentor support when you find yourself in the early stages of needing support. Life Coach– To support...

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Fantastic present donations from Olivia!

A huge thank you to Olivia Corbin-Phillip who is a student at the University of Essex who donated two huge boxes of Christmas Presents for the families that we support.  Olivia decided that instead of sending Christmas Presents to friends and families she decided that she would donate the equivalent to Home-Start Colchester instead.

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Christmas Presents Donations from the staff at Boots

On Wednesday 16th December we received a generous donation of Christmas Presents from the staff at Boots, The Chemists. On Children in Need Day, all Boots Staff dressed up and raised money for Children in Need (who also fund our I Can Do It Project). Melanie Farnworth, Area Manager collected Christmas Presents from staff to donation to a...

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Colchester New Church invites Home-Start staff to collect fruit and veg to deliver to families.

Rev. Howard A. Thompson provided Home-Start Colchester with the   opportunity to speak and meet  with  Colchester New Church  congregation, share a meal and kindly receive fruit and vegatables from  the harvest festival service. “May the families you serve feel blessed by the fresh food and veg we collected this week.” Colchester New Church 175-181 Maldon Road...

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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...