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The Two Rachels!

The Two Rachels!

Sometimes it is difficult to ask for help as it is human nature to try and cope alone, but sometimes a helping hand can make all the difference. For one mum of three, Rachel Barritt, 38, who lives daily with a very painful debilitating bone condition, her… Read more


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


Volunteering and kick-starting a career!

Volunteering and kick-starting a career!

When busy working mum of four, Sahdya Mushtaq, 38, was looking for a career change, becoming a Home-Start volunteer gave her the kick-start she needed towards a career in family support. Sahdya’s story I first came across Home-Start when I was working at a local Children’s Centre. I wanted to… Read more