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Thank you very much to Morrisons in Blandford for your cheque for £3600.

 

All net proceeds generated from the charge on Morrison’s single-use carrier bags are used to support good causes and Home-Start North Dorset, via The Morrisons Foundation, have been given a grant to fund the new ‘Early Support Scheme’. (Photo L-R  Alex Turton (Manager), Lindsay Acott (Morissons Community Champion) and Ruth Berry (Scheme Administrator.)

 

 

This ‘Early Support Scheme’ will offer immediate short term support for up to 6 weeks with one of our experienced home visitors. This is offered to help families facing a short term crisis or unexpected event, such as move to area, relationship breakdown, death or sudden illness, accident or short notice of appointments that a family may have a difficulty in accessing.  We can visit up to twice per week providing practical help and emotional support to help a family cope with an unexpected event.  We could also provide this Early Support if there is expected to be a wait for our long term support.

 

 

 

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Early Support Volunteer sponsored by the Blackmore Vale Lions

 

We would like to thank the Blackmore Vale Lions Club for their generous donation of £1200 to fund our first ‘Early Support’ volunteer. This new support scheme offers an immediate response to families to give emergency help.

40% of our families struggle with mental health issues and domestic abuse also being a high factor for referral. Other families struggle with disabilities, other health conditions and difficulties arising from low income.

 

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Co-Op Community Fund

We are delighted that we have been chosen to be part of the local

Co-op Community Fund.

Co-op members can select us to receive 1% of what they spend on items in store.

This funding can make a huge difference to us.

If you are a Co-Op member please select Home-Start North Dorset as your chosen charity to enable us to receive funding!

Thank you.

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/5936

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8th Preparation Course Complete!

May we present our graduates from our

8th Preparation Course.

Well done ladies!

We now have a further 13 home-visiting volunteers who will soon be matched with struggling families in North Dorset.

We celebrated their achievement with a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch attended by a number of current home-visiting volunteers and Trustees.

We hope they enjoy their volunteering and feel ready to make a difference!

All our volunteers give their valuable time for free each week however the cost to fund a volunteer is £1200 per year.  Please contact the office on 01258 473038 if you would like to sponsor one of our lovely ladies as they embark on their new venture!

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Thank you to all at Yewstock School

A massive THANK YOU to all at Yewstock School for donating these wonderful presents.  They will go a long way to ease the added pressure that our families face at Christmas time, not to mention the smiles on the children’s faces.

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Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FH.