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.


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 […]

Skills Gained From Volunteering
Useful Skills Gained From Volunteering

March 12th, 2018 | volunteer-bedfordshire

Whether you are a parent wanting to get back to work, or a retired person wanting to give back to your community. The experience and skills gained from volunteering with charities can be invaluable. Discover how volunteering can provide the next step in your life. If you are considering volunteering, you are not the only […]

Volunteer Characteristics

December 22nd, 2017 | volunteer-bedfordshire

  What Volunteer Characteristics Do We Most Look For? The Most Desirable Volunteer Characteristics: Passion Enthusiasm Interested in personal growth Committed & Reliable Team players Positive role models Friendliness Maintaining confidentiality Our local family & children’s charity has been fortunate enough to have been training volunteers for more than 30 years. In our experience as […]

Effects Of Mental Illness
The Effects Of Mental Illness – Tara’s Story

December 6th, 2017 | postnatal-depression

Do you believe that every family deserves support with the effects of mental illness? We do. Discover how we help families with young children suffering from the effects of mental illness in Bedfordshire. Tara, a new mother, had a variety of mental health issues following the birth of her daughter Abigail. Her anxiety kept her […]

Impact Of Domestic Violence On Children
Impact Of Domestic Violence On Children – Sophie’s Story

November 30th, 2017 | domestic-abuse

Do you believe that every parent and child deserves a life free from domestic abuse? We do. The impact of domestic violence on children like Jack can be long lasting, affecting whole families. Discover how we help parents and their children in Central Bedfordshire. Sophie is a single parent with three children, one of whom […]

Support For Disabled Children
Support For Disabled Children – Anya’s Story

November 24th, 2017 | charity

Do you believe that every child deserves support with a disability? We do. Discover how we support disabled children like Anya’s in Central Bedfordshire. Having a child with a disability can be isolating for the whole family. It can be hard to get out of the house, visit parks, meet new people and make friends. Attending […]

Your Local Charity
Home-Start, Your Local Charity For Children and Families

July 21st, 2017 | charity

Home is where the heart is. For more than 30 years, our local charity has been providing practical and emotional support. Uniquely, helping thousands of children and their families throughout Bedfordshire. Home-Start believes that every child deserves a safe place to live and play. Equally important is protection from the effects of poor physical and […]

Postnatal Depression Help In Bedfordshire
Postnatal Depression Help With Brighter Start

April 7th, 2017 | postnatal-depression

Don’t suffer alone. Find postnatal depression help and support at our Brighter Start Group in Dunstable. Postnatal depression is very common but is not always talked about. Figures from the Royal College of Obstetricians reveal some quite startling statistics. Notably, that as many as one in five women develop some sort of mental illness during […]