News & Updates

New and expectant mums face increased mental health risks caused by the pandemic

During and after pregnancy, women have faced greater likelihood of poor mental health during the pandemic, including anxiety, depression, loneliness and suicidal thoughts, according to a new report commissioned by a coalition of leading maternal mental health organisations.  New report raises concerns as services supporting women and babies come under strain. The rapid review of …

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Maintaining support for families during the pandemic

Business as usual for us has long involved adapting to and accommodating the increasing and changing demand for the support we provide to families while seeking out the financial underpinning necessary to ensure there is no drop in the quality of that support.  The complexity and levels of expertise necessary to continue with excellent service …

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Adapting to change in pandemic lockdown

Home-Start Leeds

We have started to plan changes to service delivery in line with the Government roadmap. The office is now open 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Most staff have had their second vaccine injection. Our first virtual prep course is going well and we have up-skilled staff members involved with perinatal and safeguarding awareness. 

Easter Baskets and Activities!

A Big ‘THANK YOU’ from Home-Start Leeds for the grant received from Home-Start UK through the partnership with John Lewis and Waitrose.    The monies enabled the scheme to provide an Easter basket of goodies and activities for families. Some quotes from those who took part in the activities: “Thank you so much for the …

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Home-Start Leeds awarded resilience funding

Home-Start Leeds

We are one of eighteen charitable organisations in Leeds that have been awarded resilience funding and support through Leeds Community Foundation.  We aim to use this support to improve our ability to manage the challenge of satisfying higher – and more intense – demand for our services while increasing commensurately the financial resources we need …

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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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Evening Preparation Course has started

Hello Everyone, We have now started our first Covid Secure Volunteer Evening Preparation Course since lock down back in March. We have got 8 eager volunteers ready to go. Their first session took place yesterday (17th September 2020) at the Home-Start office. Session 1: Welcome to Home-Start Introduction to the Preparation Course Introduction to the Organisation To agree …

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