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.
NEXT VOLUNTEER PREPARATION COURSES We are looking at running our next volunteer training courses in January. Subject to numbers, we hope to offer both daytime and evening courses. If you are interested then please contact us for a chat about what is involved and an application pack.
Volunteer Christmas Party
Volunteers and staff all had fun at our Christmas party at the Savoy restaurant in Mold last night. Our chance to say 'thank you' for all their fantastic work throughout the year!
We are looking to appoint a Family Support Worker on a fixed term contract. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
January Volunteer Training Course.
Make a huge difference to a Flintshire family in 2015!
Our next preparation course for potential volunteers starts in January 2015. Contact the office for further details.
Father Christmas dropped by this week to congratulate us on our work + wish us plenty of new volunteers in January 2015
More Staff Changes!
We recently said farewell to Mandy, who had been our administrator for many years, and welcomed our new administrator Rena to the team.
We welcome to the team here at Corlan our new Senior Organiser, Mrs Liz Williams. Liz will be joining the existing team of Sharon, Jan, Mandy and Marc who all continue to do amazing work within the county.
This coming Friday, the 5th of September, we have a coffee morning planned for any potential volunteers that are interested in joining us, so please, if you can, join us between 9.30 - 11am.
Volunteer training course dates
We have two new volunteer courses happening soon, both starting in September. The first of these will be a daytime course running two days a week starting on Monday the 8th.
We will also be having an evening course running two evenings a week commencing on Tuesday the 9th.
If you, or you know anyone, who is interested please contact the office and wee can make the necessary arrangements to get you enrolled on this worthwhile course.
We are also making plans for our forthcoming AGM which will be held at the offices on Friday the 12th September. As usual there will be a buffet first at 12.00 noon followed by the AGM at 12.30 prompt. Please attend if you can and show us your support.
Assembly day at Cardiff Senedd
On the 7th of May we had a great day at the Senedd in Cardiff where long serving volunteers were awarded certificates by the First Minister for Wales Carwyn Jones. You can read a lovely press release that was released in the morning to coincide with the event by clicking the link below.
We are going to be updating our Twitter page regularly so if you are a tweeter follow us at @homestartflints