Our Charity News

Welcome to our charity news blog. Below you will find our Bedfordshire charity’s news on volunteeringmaking donations & fundraising ideas as well as information on our domestic abuse and PND support services.


16 Days Of Action Domestic Abuse
16 Days of Action – Impact of Domestic Abuse on the Family

November 30th, 2020 | domestic-abuse

Do you believe all children have the right to a safe and happy childhood? At Home-Start Central Bedfordshire we do. The reality, however, is that even a child’s home can be an unsafe place for them to be. Just consider these figures and note that these are from before the March lockdown, cases have since […]

Online Shopping Fundraise
Support Our Cause With Amazon Smile

October 28th, 2020 | fundraising

Simply use Amazon Smile to support our cause with your online shopping. Feel-good shopping with the same products, same prices and same service. Follow our charity’s link here to shop at smile.amazon.co.uk and fundraise while you shop. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Home-Start Central Bedfordshire, at no cost to […]

Parent Mentoring
Home-Start Parent Mentoring Support Service

September 21st, 2020 | parents

The Parent Mentor service is funded by Central Bedfordshire Council and coproduced with SNAP Parent Carer Forum for families with children with special educational needs (SEND). Our charity’s Volunteer Parent Mentors who have themselves got experience with children with SEND offer one to one support for a period of time (usually six weeks) to other […]

Own My Life Domestic Abuse Course
Own My Life

July 30th, 2020 | domestic-abuse

Own My Life is a 12-week course that supports women in regaining ownership of their lives after being subjected to abuse or violence by a partner. We look at ways of regaining control of our lives and moving on to happy and healthy lives and relationships. We do this through short videos and group and individual […]

Understanding The Teenage Brain
Understanding The Teenage Brain

May 18th, 2020 | children

Being a parent is not always easy, especially during lockdown. For those of you with teenagers, here is a short talk on how changes in the teenage brain can affect their behaviour. Understanding these changes can help us with parenting and improve relationships with our children. Video Transcription We are all individuals and so are […]

COVID-19 Charity Update
COVID-19 Update

April 14th, 2020 | charity

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who continue to offer vital support to local parents and children. These are challenging times for everyone and since earlier this month our charity has adapted our core support service to be provided via telephone. “It is so lovely to hear a friendly voice at the end of […]

EPEC Course
Being A Parent Course

December 12th, 2018 | parents

  Being a Parent The ‘Being a Parent’ course is free for local parents of 2 to 5 year olds. By attending, you can learn how to better understand your children’s feelings, positive strategies to manage behaviour, effective parent-child communication and much more. The fun, interactive course is all about giving you the skills to manage […]

What Is Domestic Abuse?
What Is Domestic Abuse?

July 2nd, 2018 | domestic-abuse

In this article, we answer the question to ‘what is domestic abuse?’ Domestic abuse is a relationship where one person exerts power and control over another. It is usually by a partner or an ex-partner but can also be other family members. This can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, religion or sexual […]

Why Early Intervention Is Important
Why Early Intervention Is Important

June 6th, 2018 | children

Reasons why early intervention is important: It has the most impact and long-term effect on the health and well-being of families in crisis. It improves childhood development. It prevents problems from getting worse over time. It provides people with knowledge, support and resources. It saves money in the long-term. During the first three years of […]