Home-Start Flintshire - enabling volunteers to support families in Flintshire since 1995
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.
We are now recruiting for a Child & Family Support Worker - click here for details.
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.
What a fabulous day we had at Mold Carnival yesterday. A big thank you to all who helped us make it such a success by either donating prizes for the tombola or helping on the day. A particular mention to Boots Mold, Mococo Mold and Spavens Sweet shop for donating prizes. Also thanks to Beverley and John Payne for helping on the day and to Eve and Dean Puplett for being the best helpers on the day. We made the daily Post in both the video and gallery, please click on the link below to go to the Daily Post page.
See some of our pictures on the right.
We at Home-Start Flintshire would like to say a big Thank You to Chris at City Office Furniture, Chester for helping us out with our office chairs.
Home-Start Flintshire is a voluntary organisation supporting families with at least one child under the age of 11. Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported to visit families for 2-3 hours per week and to provide a listening ear and an extra pair of hands. Home-Start's support has been proven to reduce feelings of isolation and to improve emotional well-being and coping skills within the families it supports.
We would love to speak to you about the work of Home-Start. Every parent needs a friend, and the support of Home-Start volunteers makes an incredible difference to the lives of children and families.
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.
Picture top left of our first training session funded by the People's Postcode Lottery.
A massive thank you to Mold Fire Station for their generous donation of £500. The money was raised from the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display. The donation will help support families across Flintshire.
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
Thank You to Rotary Club of Mold
Through a production of Billy Liar at Theatre Clwyd, Mold Mold Rotary raised a magnificent £1000.00, which they very kindly donated to Home-Start Flintshire. The Rotary Club of Mold have been big supporters of Home-Start Flintshire and we greatly appreciate it
Volunteer Training/Preparation Sessions
Our next session is due to start on 6th 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.
Home-Start Flintshire are looking for new trustees, particularly a treasurer. Please click here for more details.
Volunteer Drop In Sessions
Now on the first Monday of every month. Please click for more details.