Remembering Sue Marianne Winter

When Sue’s family asked me to speak at her funeral on behalf of Home-Start Wandsworth, I felt deeply honoured but petrified in equal measure. Petrified, because I was convinced I had that condition called glossophobia, which is an intense fear of public speaking. As I was preparing for the speech,...

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BIG News at last!

We are very proud to announce that our bid for a new round of funding from Big Lottery was successful. This means, along with strengthening our existing work, we can invest in the development of some exciting new projects. Feedback from our families, their volunteers and our partners helped us identify two specific areas...

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Sad News

It is with a sad heart that we inform the community that the founder and manager of Home-Start Wandsworth, Sue Winter left us peacefully on Thursday 11 May at 4am. Sue died after a long struggle with cancer. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for all the wonderful work she did...

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Bumper start for Bump to Baby pilot

We are thrilled to have secured funding to launch our Bump to Baby Pilot project. Supported by the Wandsworth Grant Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, this programme will extend our home-visiting work to support families through pregnancy, the birth experience and postnatally. Support will focus on perinatal mental health, parent-infant...

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HSW partners with BAC for family hubs

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Battersea Arts Centre (BAC). This partnership will allow us to host our HSW family hubs at the Bee’s Knees from Monday 20th February. We set up the family hubs to work alongside the one-to-one weekly family visits with volunteers, to provide parents...

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Record turn-out for HSW’s annual Quiz

On 22 November 2016 we hosted our fundraiser of the year, the Home-Start Wandsworth annual Quiz in Wandsworth Town Hall’s Civic Suite, to raise funds to support local families. Our first quiz eight years ago was held in a small restaurant on Northcote Rd with just under 50 people. This year...

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Local stars help raise over £8,000

We were so lucky to have such an amazing group of local celebrities join us at our annual carol service in December at St Anne’s Church, and we are pleased to announce that we raised nearly £8,000 to help support local families in need of help. The evening heard heartfelt and entertaining...

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