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Home-Start Hampshire seeks Chief Executive

Salary: £45,000 + expenses Working in Hampshire, location to be confirmed Full time Pension scheme Home-Start Hampshire is seeking an inspiring and dynamic individual to lead us through a time of change as we consolidate our services across eight geographical … Continue reading

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How do children around the world feel about their lives?

Eight-year-olds in England are less happy than those in Estonia, Poland and Turkey, a survey suggests, with body image and school identified as areas they are particularly troubled by.  The findings can be found in the full report Children’s views on … Continue reading

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Have your say on Hampshire County Council’s proposal for developing a new Family Support Service

Hampshire County Council is asking for the views of service users, other stakeholders and members of the public, on a proposed new Family Support Service for families with children aged 0–19 years (or up to age 25 for young adults … Continue reading

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My Baby, Psychosis and Me

My baby, psychosis and me is available on BBC iplayer until 18th March.  It is an intimate documentary that reveals the frightening rollercoaster journey of two mums for whom childbirth triggers postpartum psychosis, one of the most severe forms of mental illness. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge releases video urging emotional support for children

The Duchess of Cambridge has released a video talking about the importance of helping children to cope with difficult times. She is the patron of children’s mental health charity a Place2Be.   The National Association of Head Teachers says with … Continue reading

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Volunteers are the essence of Home-Start

Without volunteers Home-Start could not support local families in Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight who need help.  Most of our volunteers visit families in their own homes, but we also need volunteers who are interested in becoming trustees, … Continue reading

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National libraries day – Saturday 6th February

Libraries in the UK are loved, valued and were visited an astonishing 265 million times last year, but for some families visiting the local library is not easy for a variety of reasons.  Imagine you have 6 month old twins, a … Continue reading

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Government life chances strategy includes parenting support

The Prime Minister gave a speech on 11 January 2016 on life chances for children and fighting poverty both economically and socially. Four main topics from the speech focused on: supporting families through relationship support, the Troubled Families programme and … Continue reading

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National storytelling week – 30th January to 6th February 2016

Everyone loves listening to a good story and Home-Start volunteers enjoy telling stories to the children and parents they are supporting across Hampshire every day of the week.  Home-Start promotes the enjoyment of books and reading together, story telling, and … Continue reading

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Minds Matter in Gosport & Fareham

Parents with mental health difficulties in the Gosport and Fareham areas could receive support from a new project being delivered by Home-Start.  The 3 year project funded by Big Lottery Reaching Communities grant will provide one-to-one personalised support to parents … Continue reading

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