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Home-Start Sutton received £5,000 to fund their work with vulnerable children and families.

Home-Start is a small local charity which offers advice and friendship to families with young children who are experiencing difficulties.

The charity recruits and trains a network of local volunteers with parenting experience to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable families in Sutton. These volunteers provide a range of assistance including home visits and family group meetings which help to address issues such as isolation and depression.

One parent said of her volunteer

Thank you so much for all the support…You have ‘literally’ given me back my life and confidence and in return my children have benefitted too. I will truly miss you; you have become such an important person in our lives!

Last year, Home-Start supported nearly 200 families facing a wide range of difficulties such as mental ill health, disability, domestic abuse and poverty.

In 2017, we awarded £5,000 to help Home-Start Sutton continue their work with vulnerable children and families.

Home-Start Sutton are thrilled to have received a grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation which will enable us to support more families in Sutton. Our dedicated volunteers visit families week in week out as they face some of the toughest challenges; local parents supporting parents.

 

 

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