We are actively seeking the next round of Home-Start, home visiting volunteers.
Training starts in January 2014 so don’t delay, call us today 01278 238858.
Follow this link to find out more – a warm welcome awaits you.
RhythmMix at Angel Place
Making the most of our partnership with Angel Place Shopping Centre, Bridgwater; RhythmMix, an 8 strong female accapella group from South Gloucestershire, entertained the crowds on Saturday 19 October. Singing songs from Annie Lennox to Amie Winehouse they sang four sets over two hours and the generous folk of Bridgwater gave £70 in donations. A big thank you to Angel Place and the Bridgwater community.
Lloyds TSB Grant
We are delighted to have been awarded a two year grant totalling £18,000 by Lloyds TSB. This will go towards the cost of the scheme organiser and hopefully create some leeway to then employ a second, part time organiser to grow the scheme – helping to provide a bigger and better service across Sedgemoor.
For all you writers out there ….
The Home-Start Bridgwater Area’s 2014 Short Story Prize is now open, judged this year by the eminent novelist,
For more details, go to Home (on the left of this page) and click on Short Story Prize 2014.
And so the third Preparation Course for Home-Start Bridgwater Area home visiting volunteers begins.
Hard at work already on session one of ten, our new recruits are introduced to the concept of Home-Start and learn more about their local scheme and Home-Start both nationally and internationally.
As they begin to explore why Home-Start is needed, they end the session with a sense that they will be able to make a difference to the lives of children and families facing adversity.
"I was nervous when I came in this morning but I am already starting to feel confident that I can do this"
"What a lovely group this is; it is going to be very empowering to spend time with such like minded people".
"Just by listening carefully to our families, we really can make a difference!"