Home-Start – Becky’s Story

February 25th, 2014 | volunteer-bedfordshire

Becky is a single mum with three children, two are teenagers and younger son James will be 2 years old in September. She was referred to Home-Start by her health visitor as she was feeling low and had just been prescribed ant-depressants. When Home-Start was first mentioned to Becky, she was surprised that a service […]

The Parent CV: Skills You Didn’t Know You Have!

October 24th, 2013 | volunteer-bedfordshire

In our last two articles for Bedfordshire Parents Week we talked about ‘making one change’ (the theme of this years Parents Week) but what about the things we already have right now? What wouldn’t we change? We put this question to our staff who said that they wouldn’t change most of their experiences being a […]

Sandy Volunteer Interview
Volunteer Interviews: Volunteering In Sandy, Bedfordshire

October 23rd, 2013 | volunteer-bedfordshire

My name is Amanda and I am a Home-Start Volunteer in the Biggleswade and Sandy area. I have two young children; a boy age 10 and girl age 8 and have been volunteering with Home-Start for 4 years! I also volunteered with Christian Family Care at Manor Farm and also with Sweet Peas which is a support group […]