News & Updates

Volunteer Journey – Rosie

A young Mum of two children was referred to Home-Start by the Stronger Families Key worker.  She was unsure about whether she wanted the volunteer family support service or to become a home visiting volunteer.  One of our Home-Start coordinators visited her at home and explained about the family support service and about what volunteering …

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Cycling for charity by Michael Coupe

One of our Trustees partners will be participating in this years ‘Road World Championships in Harrogate’ by ‘Cycling 150km’ on Sunday 22nd September 2019 on behalf of Home-Start Leeds. Please take the time to visit Michael’s Just Giving page who is looking to raise an incredible £15,000. Here is his story: “I am cycling 150km in the Road …

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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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Big Lottery Success!

We are very pleased to announce we have received a grant to maintain our support for kinship families for the next 2 years.

Office move

On a very sunny Saturday in August and with the help of some ‘strong’ friends, we moved into our lovely new office at Mabgate. Whilst it is very sad to see Oxford Place close after so many years supporting our most vulnerable in the city, we look forward to many happy years in our new …

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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.

A family affected by isolation and language barriers were able to increase engagement with their community and improve their positive parenting

The family were referred to Home-start Leeds by their health visitor. They had moved to England from Pakistan 8 years previously. Mum spoke very little English and had little support from extended family as they all still live in Pakistan. Dad tried to help when not working but Mum felt isolated, suffered from depression and …

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