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Parents supporting other Parents

Could you help a family for 2-3 hours per week?Could you help a family for 2-3 hours per week?

 

Home-Start Flintshire - enabling volunteers to support families in Flintshire since 1995

Home-Start Flintshire is a voluntary organisation supporting families with at least one child under the age of 11.  Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported to visit families for 2-3 hours per week and to provide a listening ear and an extra pair of hands.   Home-Start's support has been proven to reduce feelings of isolation and to improve emotional well-being and coping skills within the families it supports.

We would love to speak to you about the work of Home-Start.  Every parent needs a friend, and the support of Home-Start volunteers makes an incredible difference to the lives of children and families.

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Thank You

People's Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Home-Start Flintshire received £6299.00 from the Trust to deliver Mental Health and Financial Management Training to our volunteers.  

This would enable volunteers to increase their skills and confidence in supporting families experiencing mental health issues and/or financial hardships.

 

 

A massive thank you to Mold Fire Station for their generous donation of £500.  The money was raised from the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display. The donation will help support families across Flintshire.

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to Andrew, Gary and all the team at Everything Local for agreeing to run advertisements and publicity information for us Free of Charge! 

Everything Local Publishing Ltd is a local based company with many years experience in the creation and distribution of magazines, they also specialise in web advertising and website development.  

They cover the following areas;

Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire, North Wales, Chester and Cheshire 

Please check their website www.everythinglocalnetwork.co.uk

Contact Details

Tel: 01244 819132 E: contact@everythinglocalnetwork.co.uk

  

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Training/Preparation Sessions

Our latest prep sessions are just about to come to an end and we have a great bunch of volunteers ready to support families in the local community (see picture left). Our next session is due to start on 6th May 2016.

Please go to our Volunteer Training page (tab at top) to find out about volunteer preparation sessions and training for volunteers.

 

The next community cinema event is the the 'Good Dinosaur'

Spread the word and go along and have a great time and support the local community.

The event is being hosted in Ysgol Bryn Gwalia next Tuesday evening and it will be family-friendly with low cost tickets, please click here for more details.

 

Coffee and a Chat 

Please come along to our next drop in for coffee and chat, this will give volunteers the opportunity to;

  • Meet other Volunteers
  • Share good practice
  • Learn new strategies
  • Develop new ideas

Next One Wednesday 6th April 2016, 10.00 - 11.30 am

 

MENTER IAITH – ST DAVIDS DAY

Dathlwch Dydd Gwyl Dewi gyda'n gweithgareddau dwyieithog!       Celebrate St. David's Day with our bilingual activities!  

Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint is pleased to offer free training on ‘How to be a brilliant storyteller’ with Leisa Mererid, a children’s TV presenter on S4C. The course will be held on March 9th at the Westwood Centre in Buckley. The course is suitable for anybody who works with children under 5. You do not need to be a Welsh speaker to attend, as Leisa will be offering lots of hints and tips on how to introduce Welsh to children even if you aren’t fluent yourself. Places are still available for the 3-4pm session but are filling quickly! Contact Rebecca@menterfflint.cymru or phone 01352 744042 to reserve your place. 

 See link for further details