FRIENDSHIP & PRACTICAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN THE HIGH PEAK
Long-established charity Home-Start is working towards a society in which every parent or guardian has the comforting support needed to give their children the best possible start in life.
Locally, Home-Start High Peak is helping families to cope with whatever difficulties they might encounter, confidently and purposefully. Children raised in a stable, loving family relationship are more likely to enjoy a positive and healthy future.
This website outlines the role and some of the achievements of Home-Start High Peak. It shows how it can assist households facing difficult life circumstances. It explains why more volunteers are needed to make a real difference for these families.
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We have had to make some tough decisions though and there is some sad news to report. As a scheme, in order to continue with the Lottery’s funding, we have had to consider and implement a new structure to reflect the finances we will have. The scheme will be going forward but as a one-person venture, in what’s known in Home-Start terms as a Lone Coordinator scheme. And that unfortunately means redundancies among the staff.
After a lengthy period of consultation and searches for alternative posts, our two brilliant coordinators Jeny and Clare have sadly left their posts. After reapplying for the role, I have been successful in securing the job of Lone Coordinator, effective from 1 April 2016, which at least ensures some consistency for families, volunteers, referrers and funders.
Home-Start High Peak Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19
After a few years of uncertainty and insecurity, I’m delighted to report that Home-Start High Peak has emerged stronger and more determined than ever with the last 12 months providing ample evidence not only of our recovery but also our ambitions for the future. Concentrating on our core work, of volunteers offering support to families in their own homes, continued funding from BBC Children In Need has allowed us to further develop our FRED programme. Neil Bent Chair.