Earlier this month eleven Rotarians were pleased to hear from Sylvia Chadwick, Manager of Home Start and from Peter Denton, one of the Trustees, about the valuable work done by their organisation – Home Start – Conwy.
The organisation is both a registered charity in its own right and part of the umbrella group Home Start UK. The objectives are defined by their strapline of “support and friendship for families” and Sylvia instanced some of the many ways in which they help families – often at a time of stress – in such supportive ways as home visits, advice signposting, reducing isolation and helping develop a parent’s skills.
Sylvia Chadwick and Peter Denton
This can be done either in partnership with the Families First, and other agencies, or as just a light touch of extra help to families who request support. The service is available to any family with children aged 14 or younger.
There is an office in Llandudno with outreach based in Abergele Hub and a plan to expand the service in Llanrwst, enabling the organisation to serve more families in Conwy County.
Members were most impressed at the work of Home Start Conwy and resolved to donate £250 towards their work.