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Volunteers needed to support families!

Home-Start Colchester will be running a new preparation training course for new volunteers in Nov 2016. The scheme has lots of opportunities to support local children and parents. Please call 01206 865349 or email team@homestartcolchester.org.uk  for more information.  

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Goodbye to Pauline!

The scheme will say goodbye to Pauline Hillman who will be leaving the scheme at the end of the month. Pauline a former community school nurse has worked with Home-Start Colchester for 7 years. We will all miss her and wish her well in her early retirement.

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Healthy eating!

The Recipe4health Project delivered a recent workshop to encourage young people to look at their own eating habits and healthy options. Children 5 – 11 years created fruit art, self portraits in fruit. The project will be creating a recipe book of the children menus and the fruit art will form part of the work....

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20 Years of Home-Start Colchester

Celebrating 20 years of supporting local families. The recent AGM brought together two scheme managers, Linda Watts employed in 1993 and Shelley Henderson current manager 2014. It was unbelievable that the scheme still had volunteers recruited and trained by Linda 20 years ago!  Still committed to supporting local families. The foundation and frameworks set up...

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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