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.


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 […]

Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities
Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities

August 23rd, 2018 | parents

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities is a project developed by The Centre for Parent and Child Support that has been running successfully in London and is now being extended out to the rest of the country. We are really pleased that the South Bedfordshire area has been chosen to be one of the sites for the […]

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 […]

My Volunteer Experience
Gemma’s Story – My Volunteer Experience

May 31st, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

Gemma tells us about her volunteer experience with Home-Start Central Bedfordshire: “I’m a single mother with two children. By the time the youngest started school, I had been looking forward to getting back to work. I knew that I didn’t want to go back into an admin job and had decided that I wanted to […]

Home-Start the best places to volunteer
Alison’s Story – ‘One of the best places to volunteer’

May 31st, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

In my opinion, Home-Start is one of the best places to volunteer. Here’s my story. Having decided to retire from a long career in teaching, I began to worry. How would I fill all that time I’d never had before? Having defined myself by my job for nearly 40 years, who would I be now? […]

Volunteer To Make A Difference
Jane’s Story – Why I Volunteer To Make A Difference

May 31st, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

There are many reasons why people volunteer to make a difference in their community. Here’s my story about how I came to support Home-Start. When my first child was born, I suffered from post-natal depression. I went to the doctors and was prescribed anti-depressants. Due to the stigma of taking them, I decided against it. […]

Volunteering To Help Disabled Children
Volunteering To Help Disabled Children & Parents

April 3rd, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

As a leading voluntary organisation, Home-Start provides opportunities for volunteering to help disabled families with young children. Many of the families who come to us for support have disabled children or parents. Our Bedfordshire charity assists and empowers those affected by physical disabilities directly in their home. It is estimated that there are between 1,582 […]

supporting families in the foundation years
Supporting Families In The Foundation Years

March 22nd, 2018 | family

Do you believe that every family deserves support when they are struggling to cope? We do. Discover how we are supporting families in the foundation years in Central Bedfordshire and Luton. The foundation years are important for both children and their families. Our charity’s services supporting families in the foundation years are vital in providing […]