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Berni's Blog

Berni's Blog

In this blog, we meet mum of two, Berni Gabbutt. Her Home-Start journey started with another volunteering role in breastfeeding support and when that door closed, the Home-Start one opened wide with a massive welcome mat at the other side! Berni’s story I was on maternity leave with… Read more


Volunteering is a wonderful thing!

Volunteering is a wonderful thing!

Home-Start volunteer Shamim, 46, has plenty of parenting experience, she is mum to three daughters and one son and grandmother to three grandchildren. In addition, she was also main carer to her parents-in-law and still found the time to volunteer! Shamim’s Story I started volunteering about nine… Read more


How my volunteer helped me feel less isolated

How my volunteer helped me feel less isolated

Samaira Bi, 30, is a single mum to her five-year-old daughter. Samaira was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 16, meaning that she is unable to leave the house without another adult. Samaira’s Story When my epilepsy nurse told me about Home-Start Bradford District volunteers, I… Read more


Volunteer Preparation Course

Volunteer Preparation Course

We are just putting the final touches together for our latest Volunteer Preparation Course and will have a new course overview to hand to our latest recruits.  While putting it together it has struck us how much we pack into ten sessions and the wealth of relevant and 'eye-opening' information our… Read more


Volunteering at 64 - Ruth's Story

Volunteering at 64 - Ruth's Story

When Ruth Kershaw, 64, retired after over 20 years of childminding she knew that she didn’t want to be a ‘house-wife’ so decided to use some of her spare time to become a Home-Start volunteer. Eleven years on, she hasn’t looked back. Ruth’s story I have always loved children, especially… Read more