Charity Race Night

Home-Start Leeds would like to say a huge thank you to The Oldfield Hotel for their amazing Race Charity Night that raised £1546.00 to help us to support families living in Leeds If you would like to donate to our work, we have a #justgiving page https://www.home-startleeds.co.uk/support/ Your donations can really make a difference £5 …

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Could you be a Home-Start Leeds Trustee ?

Home-Start Leeds

Home-Start Leeds are looking to diversify and upskill our Board of Trustees to ensure we have the skills and knowledge to help the organisation develop as we plan to move into our fourth decade. We are specifically seeking people with at least three years’ experience in the following areas: Counselling Children’s Services/Social Work Legal Marketing …

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Spooktastic Time at Halloween

A huge thank you to our brilliant Staff Team for arranging and delivering Trick or Treat bags to children supported by Home Start Leeds. We had a range of age-appropriate bags that included great activities, crafts and nibbles to ensure a Spooktastic time at Halloween We have already been having great feedback from our families …

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Jane Li our CEO retires after 21 dedicated years

Jane Li

We would like to announce the retirement of our CEO Jane Li, Jane has been part of Home-Start Leeds for 21 years, the last three of which have been as our CEO. Jane who is well known to many people in Leeds, has always undertaken her various roles within Home-Start Leeds with commitment and dedication …

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New start for Home Start Leeds – new CEO appointed

Tracey Simpson-Laing

Home Start Leeds has appointed Tracey Simpson-Laing to the role of Chief Executive Officer following the retirement of Jane Li. Tracey has over 25 years’ experience of senior leadership in the Public and Voluntary Sectors and brings a wealth of experience to Home Start Leeds. During her career she has held senior roles at several …

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Volunteer Recruitment Fair

If you were down at Kirkgate Market on Saturday 21st August, then you would have seen Home-Start Leeds staff and volunteers promoting Home-Start volunteering and chatting with people who expressed an interest. If you’re interested in volunteering and would like to know more, please contact us!

Picnic at Roundhay Park

Picnic at Roundhay Park

The Sun was out and shiningThe weather was pretty hotHome-Start Packed the PicnicsAnd found the perfect spot. Families came to a picnicTo drink refreshing juiceThey had sandwiches and crispsAnd lovely bags of fruit The children ran around and playedenjoyed a parachuteIt was a day of fun and laughterNo one did dispute.

What we achieved supporting parents during Covid 19 pandemic

Feedback from parents supported during the pandemic included “Home-Start are like angels”, “They were there when I needed them”, “We never knew about Home-Start before and they do amazing work, having volunteers and helping out in any way they can”, “I hope Home-Start would always be around to support families in Leeds”.

How to Diversify Your Organisation and Be More Inclusive

Home-Start Leeds

Michelle and some of the Trustees attended sessions provided by Voluntary Action Leeds. It is a new project to support the development of new and emerging strategic leaders from underrepresented communities and to create a platform for good strategic leaders to emerge and make a difference in society. It aims to support organisations who want …

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What we achieved in 2020-2021 (during Covid)

An infographic showing what we did during 2020/2021 - the information on it is all in main post

Home-Start Leeds: Supported 147 Families Supported 264 children and young people Held 2 Preparation Courses Had 12 Volunteers complete Preparation Courses Held 15 Learning & Development Sessions for Volunteers Had 81 Volunteers support our work