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Funding Success!

Funding Success ! Home-Start received fantastic news that both ” I can do it” and Side by Side project that supports local families in both Colchester and Tendring received funding form the Essex Family Intervention Fund! Both projects are an extension of the core Home- Start Services, they continue to support local families with support...

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Recognition for Volunteers

Home-Start Colchester have recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. Investing in Volunteers aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the enormous contribution...

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Home-Start Colchester has fun over Oct half term!

Home –Start Colchester made sure families and  children had fun events to attend over the Oct  half term. The events supported children form 0 – 11 years, creating new fun sessions to provide cooking, craft and social events. The  Tuesday 29th Oct 2013, Our Halloween Family Party at Jungle Adventure funded by Friends of Home-Start....

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Volunteer Application Form

Home-Start Colchester are always keen to recruit new volunteers to assist with home-visiting or exciting future projects. If you want to get involved and help support vulnerable families, click the link below to download our application form. Simply complete and return to us when you attend your first training session! Volunteer Application Form

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Annual Report (2011-2012)

Home – Start Colchester worked so hard this year. The scheme quickly picked up momentum to deliver on the schemes new strategic plan. We improved our schemes accessibility and environment and moved to a new accessible office. We met or over performed on our funders Home-visiting Service level targets, which assisted our monitoring to reflect...

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Volunteer needed.

Volunteers for new health project needed An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit 10 volunteers for our new project Recipe4health  starting April 2013. Colchester/Tendring The role of the volunteer will be to support the Local aim in halting the rise in Childhood obesity prevalence and encourage changes to help children to live healthier lives. Volunteers...

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Health & Social Care Volunteering Fund

We have recently been informed that our application for The Health & Social Care volunteering (HSCVF) has been successful! £49,000 over two years! To use volunteers to promote early intervention approaches and targeted awareness rising around healthy eating in primary school children, particularly focussed on those from vulnerable groups. Our aim is to raise awareness...

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Colchester Borough Homes -Community Budget Group

The Community Budget Group awarded Home-Start Colchester with a cheque for £575.00. This successful bid was to buy  resource bags for volunteers to use when visiting families. The volunteer play session helped to identify the need for the packs and useful contents and we are looking forward to providing all our volunteers with these  innovative...

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Truemark Trust agreed donation to support group work.

The trustees of the Truemark Trust have agreed a grant donation to support Home-Start Colchester . The grant would enable us to deliver a weekly support group for 12 weeks for 10 families suffering from low mood and anxiety. The Time 4 U 2 group aims to offer social interventions and shared parent and baby...

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BBC Children in Need Grant success!

Following our recent application to BBC Children in Need we have received fantastic news that the trustees have approved our 2 year grant application for a Fun Start project! The Fun-start project has been created to cover a gap in service that was identified through recent family feedback and monitoring. Our aim is to supports...