A family’s view of support received..

Back in November 2008, I was introduced to a Home-Start worker and my volunteer Shelagh. The day in question was a busy one with friends coming to visit me from work before my impending little delivery!

I was a little apprehensive at first as being a disabled mother to be, I felt that we didn’t need help. Too proud and fiercely independent! But later that day my little one had different ideas and wanted to say hello a month early. Home-Start have been with me from day one and both my husband and I really appreciate the help and support they have given us.

Sadly, my original Home-Start worker has now retired and our first volunteer Shelagh passed away a while back. We were then introduced to a volunteer called Marilyn who visited for a while, but then decided that she needed to be available for her daughter who was expecting their first grandchild in Singapore. We then met Molly who has become a very good friend to us over the last couple of years and is like a surrogate Nanny to our daughter. I can’t believe where those 5 years of support have gone and without it I’m not sure what would have happened.

This is a brilliant service and I always tell friends and new mums about it. Keep up the good work!

Thank you for everything

Mandy G