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Home-Start Kennet succeeds with Tesco Bid

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Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which see grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000—all raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores—being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated form carrier bag sales in Tesco stores. The public will now vote in store during September and October on who will receive the awards, so please vote for us.

Home-Start Kennet volunteers visit families at home each week, to support parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgemental, practical and emotional support and help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. To get Home-Start support, families must have at least one child under five, and there must be a volunteer available to support them.

Home-Start Kennet provides parent to parent support for struggling families in their own home for up to 6 months.

Home-Start Kennet is an independent voluntary organisation and registered charity, based in Pewsey and working across the Pewsey, Marlborough, Tidworth, Devizes, Calne and Chippenham community areas including the surrounding villages.

Home-Start Kennet is made up of a small team of professional staff and volunteers.

Families who use our service are visited at home.

Our service is confidential and free of charge.

You can be referred to Home-Start Kennet by a professional, such as a health visitor or children’s centre worker, or you can self-refer in complete confidence – just give us a ring and talk to our friendly team.

Our volunteers are good listeners and are non-judgmental.

Home-Start Kennet are currently recruiting new volunteers for the September volunteer preparation program starting September 27th for 7 weeks with a break for half term.

“Home-Start Kennet provided an excellent and thorough briefing course. The staff are a good balance of friendly and professional. They are very supportive, efficient and inspire confidence in their volunteers” HSK Volunteer.

For more information and an application form visit our website: www.homestartkennet.co.uk or contact us on T: 01672 569457 E: homestartkennet.a@btconnect.com

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