Home-Start Cotswolds

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Volunteering Opportunities

October 11, 2017

Position: Volunteer Location: Throughout the Cotswolds Do you: Have parenting experience? Enjoy spending time with children? Like meeting new people? Have good communication skills and a non-judgmental attitude? Have a few hours to spare each week? If you answered ‘yes’,… read more

Home Start Cotswolds

Volunteer Training – Perinatal Mental Health

September 12, 2017

Location: Perinatal Mental Health. Andoversford

Around 1 in 5 women need some help with their own emotional health because of low mood and raised anxiety during pregnancy, or in the first year after their baby is born. On Tuesday 12th September, 13 volunteers along with… read more

Family Fun Day

August 3, 2017

Location: Westwood Centre, Northleach

On Thursday 3rd August over 90 people joined us for our Family Fun Day in Northleach. There was a bouncy castle, fun, games, craft, playdoh and a 20p table, along with drinks, healthy snacks, cake, and a hot dog and ice-cream lunch.  

Conferences / Training

July 1, 2017

During June representatives from our Staff and Trustees attended the Bristol Cluster Day for Home-Start schemes in the South West, and the Peter Lang ‘Keeping Fathers in the Frame’ conference. Both events gave us new ideas of how to improve… read more

AGM

July 1, 2017

Following on from the necessary business, the highlight of our AGM was hearing from Rhiain, Kathy and Judy (right) who each ran a small focus group giving feedback on what it was like: receiving volunteer support volunteering for the new… read more

First Aid Training

July 1, 2017

It is so important for our staff and volunteers to be first aid trained so every 3 years we fund Emergency First Aid for All Ages training by St John Ambulance. Two courses were run; one in Bourton and one… read more

Books

July 1, 2017

Our thanks go to Juliet Stainforth who puts so much energy into collecting new children’s books from publishers for Home-Start Cotswolds. Our staff and volunteers have been distributing them to children and families at events and when out on their… read more

Reconnect Group for Mums

July 1, 2017

This year our trustees agreed to fund and pilot a group in the North Cotswolds for mums with mental health needs. For 8 weeks each Thursday morning, eight mums have been attending the Reconnect Group. With little ones settled in… read more

Number crunching for Q2

July 1, 2017

Since April 2017 we have an additional 10 newly trained volunteers, making 47 volunteers in total, to support the work of Home-Start Cotswolds. Between April and July we have support 35 families and helped 82 children.

Family Outings

June 1, 2017

Thanks to Funding of £1000 from Coln St Aldwyns Children’s Group our volunteers have been able to take some of our families out on trips to local attractions including Butts Farm and Cotswold Wildlife Park. We would like to thank… read more

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