Please visit http://www.home-start.org.uk/ for more information
Home-Start Flintshire - enabling volunteers to support families in Flintshire since 1995
Our AGM on 10th November 2016 was a great success, a big thank you to all who attended. We would also like to thank Carl Sargeant, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, who also attended our AGM and made the closing remarks. Our Annual report can also be accessed here. Please see some of our pictures from the AGM left.
Home-Start Flintshire has been awarded over £114,500 by BBC Children in Need to offer home visits and provide group sessions for children living in areas of deprivation. The sessions, based in Mold, will teach the children social skills whilst helping them learn new things through play in a safe and secure environment. The project will help enhance the children’s social skills, ensure they feel more included in their communities and encourage them to become more engaged with education.
Make a difference in your own community, help us today to build a brighter future for children in Flintshire.
We have been selected to receive funding from Co-op Local Community fund. It means that we will get a contribution to help recruit and train volunteers to be able to offer vital support to prevent local families reaching crisis point. But we need your help. The more support we get the more funding we could receive. So if you are a Co-op member log into your Co-op membership account and choose us. If you are not a member, please join and support us!
You can also donate through Just Giving by texting HSFL03 £10 to 70070 (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 can be donated)
Or by registering online at The Giving Machine - You join for free and choose to support Home-Start Flintshire. You generate commissions by shopping online, your commissions are converted into donations for your chosen cause. You’re raising funds for free! You don’t personally pay a penny, just shop!
There are other ways you can help us.
We are holding a celebration event to say thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers on Thursday 1st December 2016. We will have prize bingo and a buffet, so if you are a business and would like to donate something for our prizes or help us with the buffet please contact us.
This year, 2016, Home-Start Flintshire is celebrating 21 years of supporting families in Flintshire
We will be holding a celebration event on Thursday 1st December 6.00 - 9.00 pm. There will be certificates awarded and a buffet will also be provided.
People's Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Home-Start Flintshire received £6299.00 from the Trust to deliver Mental Health and Financial Management Training to our volunteers.
This would enable volunteers to increase their skills and confidence in supporting families experiencing mental health issues and/or financial hardships.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Andrew, Gary and all the team at Everything Local for agreeing to run advertisements and publicity information for us Free of Charge!
Everything Local Publishing Ltd is a local based company with many years experience in the creation and distribution of magazines, they also specialise in web advertising and website development.
They cover the following areas;
Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire, North Wales, Chester and Cheshire
Please check their website www.everythinglocalnetwork.co.uk
Tel: 01244 819132 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Training/Preparation Sessions
Our next sessions are due to start in January 2017
If you are interested in volunteering for Home-Start Flintshire and supporting a family in the local community please contact us or drop into the office for an informal chat.
Click here for topics and timetable
Thank You to Moneysupermarket.com
Thank you to Paul Cartwright and Katie Glynn from
MoneySuperMarket.com, St. David's Park, for visiting us today with a donation of toys and books for our Home-Start scheme. See pictures left
Home-Start and Dunelm announce new partnership
1st November, 2016
Home-Start and national homewares retailer Dunelm have announced a new two-year fundraising partnership that will support the charity’s life-changing work with vulnerable families.