Christmas 2020 Update

The 'present room' at Home-Start Leeds

Over Christmas 2020 we were able to supply presents to over 45 families. We would like to thank John Lewis, Waitrose, and the FareShare Partnership for their support of Home-Start. You can read more about this support and campaign on the The Yorkshire Post…

Home-Start and the John Lewis, Waitrose, and FareShare Partnership

The John Lewis Christmas Ad 2020

We are excited for the partnership between Home-Start, John Lewis, Waitrose and FareShare. We hope you have all seen the John Lewis Christmas advert this year, if not, here it is! The theme of the advert is kindness, and it highlights Home-Start’s new partnership with John Lewis, Waitrose and FareShare. BECAUSE TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE …

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update (Home-Start)

It is with great regret that, following government and HSUK advice to minimise social contact, we have taken the decision to postpone our home-visiting support at this time. Instead staff and some volunteers will be offering telephone, email support to families.  Volunteers will continue to receive support from co-ordinators over the telephone, by email or text. In …

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Message from Home-Start UK

Coronavirus will place the greatest strain on families who are already vulnerable, including those already isolated, facing financial hardship and mental health challenges. Home-Starts across the country are working tirelessly to stay connected with families continue to support families remotely when they can’t visit them in person. They are working with community partners to ensure …

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Leeds Mental Wellbeing Partnership

We are working in partnership with other organisations across Leeds and NHS partners to deliver Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service. Home-Start is delivering part of the specialist Perinatal support. Supporting families experiencing perinatal stress, depression, anxiety etc. during pregnancy/infants first 2 years.  The overall service is here to help the people of Leeds get the right support, …

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New Preparation Course Starting Soon

Some of our volunteers

Hello Everyone We have now started getting ready for our next Preparation course to begin on Tuesday 5th March 2019 from 10am. *Preparation Courses run for 15 weeks once a week for a three hour session. The first two sessions of every preparation course are mandatory for every volunteer. The last Preparation Course ran smoothly …

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Thank you

We have received a generous donation of £750 from SLR Consulting, the employers of Vicki, a mum supported by our volunteer Jan when she had her baby triplets. The three girls are now energetic 4 year olds and starting school in September. Many thanks to Vicki for nominating us for this donation.

Quality award

We are very proud to have been awarded the Leeds Volunteering Kitemark designed to give recognition that an organisation meets the principles set out in the Leeds Compact.