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We've changed our name!

Fri 30 October 2015, Category: Press Release

Local family support charity officially announces new name!

‘Home-Start South Hams, Plymouth & Tavistock’ celebrates its new name ‘Home-Start South & West Devon’.

After being given a major financial boost from the Big Lottery the scheme, which offers one-to-one befriending and mentoring support to families who are struggling, now has a new name and is able to expand its service in South Hams, Plymouth and Tavistock and will extend its reach to take in Okehampton and Torbay.

Andrea Chandler, Scheme Manager said, “Not only are we now able to guarantee our service for the next three years but the £370,000 grant means that we can expand our service to meet the demand.”

The next challenge faced by the scheme is recruiting new volunteers. Zoe Bell, Senior Coordinator explained “We are always looking for people with parenting experience who have a couple of hours a week to spare and now that we know we have a future we are very keen to hear from anyone who is interested in volunteering. It’s a great way to meet new people and even boost your C.V. Our next 8 week courses (1 day a week) will start in January 2016 and will be held in the South Hams, Plymouth and West Devon.”

One volunteer said - ‘I think Home-Start are amazing! After seeing first-hand what a difference they make to people’s lives I will always recommend them and try and get volunteers on board. This experience has truly opened my eyes to the lack of support out there and how this service is so important and sometimes the only help available.’

If you are interested in finding out more about the service or volunteering and feel you have something to offer local families please contact the office on 01752 346039 or drop us an email at homestart.shpt@gmail.com

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