Welcome to our new volunteers!

We would like to wish a warm welcome to our four new volunteers who graduated from the volunteer preparation course last week and are now getting ready to be matched to a family!

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Our Annual General Meeting is to be held on Thursday 20th July at 12pm for 12.30pm at The Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL.

We do hope you can all make it!

AGM invite 2017

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Safeguarding Update Training

Our annual Safeguarding Update training will be taking place on Thursday 14th September here at the Wickham Centre from 10am-12pm.

 

This is a compulsory training session for all our volunteers as it is extremely important that all of our volunteers have an up-to-date understanding of key safeguarding issues.

 

Please can all volunteers save the date in your diaries to ensure you don’t miss out.

 

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National Volunteers Week

This week is National Volunteers Week! We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who give up so much of their time and energy to supporting local families – you really are the heart, life and soul of Home-Start and the work you do makes a huge difference to the lives of those who are struggling or facing difficulties in their lives. #volunteersweek

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Laura Walked the Wight!

A huge congratulations to our Coordinator Laura Vincent and her husband, who participated in a challenging 106km walk around the Isle of Wight a few weeks ago! They did a fantastic job of raising close to £1000 including gift aid donations and we are all very proud of them and grateful for the donations! There is still time to donate if you would like to support our wonderful charity – just follow the link below

 

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lauravincent1

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Child car seats available for loan

A reminder to all our volunteers that we are in possession of two child car seats (stage 2-3 suitable for approx 15-36kg) which we are happy to loan out if you need to transport families with young children.

Please do just contact the office if you need to access these car seats.

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Community Events – Bishops Waltham Carnival, Swanmore Fete and Wickham Fete

Home Start Meon Valley will be attending Bishops Waltham Carnival  and the Wickham Fete on 10th June and Swanmore Fete on 8th July 2017.

These will be great opportunities for us to spread the word locally about the wonderful work done by Home-Start.

Please do puts the dates in your diary and come along to support us!

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AGM 2017 – Save the Date!

Home Start Meon Valley will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20th July at 12pm for a 12.30pm start at The Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL.

Invitations will be sent out in due course but please do save the date!

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Everyone Is Clever!

Our training theme for June will be Play and Multiple Intelligence, exploring the issue of different types of intelligence in children. We will be holding a fascinating training workshop on Wednesday 21st June from 10am – 12pm called ‘Everyone Is Clever’. We will be looking at different types of intelligence in children and sharing some play and interaction ideas for parents and carers. It is an all singing and all dancing workshop packed full of interesting ideas so please do contact us to book your place!

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Sleep Soundly Family Group Workshop

Our ‘Sleep Soundly’ workshop took place on Weds 26th April and was a great success – it was a fascinating insight into all things sleep related and provided some useful suggestions for helping parents struggling with getting a good night’s sleep. We held a follow up Family Group session here at the Wickham Centre on Wednesday 10th May from 10am – 12pm which was a lovely chance for parents to come together with their children and chat through some of the issues covered. Thank you to everyone who took part in our Sleep workshops – we hope you have picked up some useful tips and information!

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