A message from Thomas

Dear Everybody Thank you so much for sponsoring me, it was very generous of you. Thanks to you so far I have raised £2358.50 including gift aid for Home-Start Wandsworth.  £2k is enough to train 20 new volunteers and £125 supports one HSW family for 1 month. This was a tough challenge.  I...

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International Fathers Mental Health Day

A lot of focus is often put on maternal mental health and sadly, too often, husbands and partners are overlooked when it comes to providing support and information on mental health. Before lockdown, approximately 1 in every 10 dads experienced mental health issues in the period during pregnancy and a...

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9 year old takes on 26 mile bike ride challenge

On the 20th June, 9 year old, Thomas Crowther,  is going to cycle 26 miles, in aid of Home-Start Wandsworth. Thank you so much Thomas for undertaking such a huge challenge and we wish you the very best of luck for Saturday. If you would like to support Thomas’ fundraising...

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Book Trust getting families and children reading

These have been very challenging times for families with limited access to education, children’s centres and libraries. BookTrust has been working hard to reach children with books and support, especially disadvantaged children hardest hit by lockdown, so that they are able to engage in reading and stories. Reading can be...

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Busy bees

We are really missing seeing our Home-Start families. It is therefore even more special when we receive photos from our families showing us what they have been up to during the last few weeks. And wow, they have been busy! It was especially lovely to see that the children had...

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 7th-12th June 2020.

What is infant mental health? Infant mental health describes the social and emotional wellbeing and development of children in the earliest years of their life. It reflects whether children have the secure, responsive relationships that they need to thrive – First 1001days It is the term often used to describe...

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How to talk to children about race and racism

Recent protests in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement across America and here in the UK are all over the news and many parents are wondering how to talk about the unrest with their children. However, it is important to acknowledge that conversations about race and racism should not...

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Volunteers’ Week

We want to say a huge thank you to all 95 of our volunteers for everything they do. It’s been 11 weeks since we had to make significant changes to the way we support families and our volunteers have been so incredibly supportive, understanding and have adapted so well to...

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