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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Smashing the 2.6 Challenge

Today, our brilliant Chair of Trustees, Maria smashed her 2.6 Challenge of running 5km every day for 26 days and raised over £4,000 for Home-Start Wandsworth in the process. What a fantastic achievement for someone who under her own admission hates running. Thank you so much Maria for not only...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

All parents struggle at one time or another but there is no doubt that the Coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on family relationships. We are seeing more and more Home-Start families starting to struggle with their mental health. Reduced social interaction and additional money worries are leaving many...

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Community Spirit at its best

An amazing thank you to Sarah Kerr and the local Wandsworth community for so generously putting together these gift bags for local vulnerable families. Every bag is filled with books, toys, activities and some practical items and a few treats. The bags have been donated to a number of local...

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Life during Coronavirus- Parents tell us your experiences

Are you expecting a baby, or have you given birth or adopted a baby in the past two years? Home-Start UK in conjunction with Best Beginnings, the Parent Infant Foundation, and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance have launched a survey to gather the experiences and concerns of families during this...

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 4-10 May

Supporting Mums during difficult times. Social distancing and isolation are placing enormous strain on families, especially those already suffering with poor mental health, physical illness and financial hardship. It is also becoming clear that extreme isolation is having a detrimental impact on parental mental health. We are seeing more and...

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Take part in Giving Tuesday Now

This Giving Tuesday Now we want to say a huge thank you to our incredible supporters, donors and volunteers. Without their support we could not do the work that we do, supporting vulnerable families.  Giving Tuesday Now is a new global day of giving and unity that is taking place...

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The London Community Foundation

Like all charities at the moment, one of our biggest challenges is securing the income we need to help support families during these difficult times. Social distancing and isolation are placing an enormous strain on families, especially those already suffering with poor mental health, physical illness and financial hardship. We...

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