1512, 2023

Welcome to our New Recruits!

December 15th, 2023|

Our latest Volunteer Training Course was a great success, with five new recruits completing the three week programme in November.  We were thrilled to welcome back Emma Roberts, a former Home-Start Scheme Manager to run the course, together with Leanne, our Scheme Co-ordinator.  The course was held in a room at WADE, Care for the

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October 6th, 2023|

We are seeing an increase in referrals of families with neuro-diverse children and parents suffering from both mental and physical health problems, so we urgently need to recruit more volunteers to provide the support they need. We are looking for caring, empathetic, compassionate people with a love for children who can give a couple of

2108, 2023

Join us for a Cuppa

August 21st, 2023|

If you are a Home-Start family, volunteer or supporter or would just like to find out more about us, we'd love to see you at Claire's Tropic Coffee Morning from 10-12 on Thursday 21 September at the Seven Red Roses Pub in Lower Earley. All Tropic Skincare fans also welcome. Claire will be there taking

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August 14th, 2023|

Becoming a Trustee is one of the most powerful ways you can contribute to your local community whilst utilising and building a wealth of skills. There are around 1,000 trustees based in local Home-Starts across the UK. As independent charities, local Home-Starts require trustees to serve on their Board, taking responsibility for directing the management

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June 26th, 2023|

We are pleased to confirm that, after re-structuring our service, we are once again able to offer our unique home-visiting support to disadvantaged and vulnerable families within the Wokingham Borough. Our free service is for parents who are going through a particularly tough time and are struggling to cope with the day-to-day struggles of parenting.

1104, 2023

Golf Day

April 11th, 2023|

Spring is here, the sun is shining and we can all start to put some fun stuff in our diaries! If you like a beautiful round of golf and want to help those in need in you community, make sure you book your place at the Home-Start Wokingham & WADE Annual Golf Day on Friday

1104, 2023

Wokingham Walk

April 11th, 2023|

Please sponsor us!! We are really struggling for funding right now so a team of walkers is going to try and walk all 15 miles of The Wokingham Walk on 23rd April. Our Home-Start Hikers entered a team last year and it was a fantastically fun family event.  However, we only managed 10 miles. This

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Looking for a New Challenge?

September 1st, 2022|

Are you passionate about the wellbeing of families with young children? Do you want a part time role in the voluntary sector, working 25 hours a week with a salary of £29,636-£32,878 pro rata (NJC scale)? Can you: Provide leadership and management to a small, friendly team? Have oversight of the charity's finances? Manage dynamic

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Struggling to make ends meet?

August 24th, 2022|

You cannot get away from it, the cost of living crisis is affecting us all - some more than others. We have spoken to some of our families about it and asked if it was impacting them and the resounding answers were "Definitely" and "100%". Their main concerns were the price of petrol, the cost

1207, 2022

New Treasurer

July 12th, 2022|

We are thrilled to welcome Athena Guna into the Home-Start family and on to the Board of Trustees as our new Treasurer. We were introduced to Athena by one of our volunteers. She is a qualified accountant, currently working within the VAT team at Reckitt. As with all our volunteers, we are enormously grateful to

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May 25th, 2022|

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join and lead our team! We are seeking a Scheme Manager to be responsible for ensuring high standards of practice in supporting families within the Home-Start model in the Wokingham Borough and to introduce an exciting new project. The successful candidate will be required to

1105, 2022

Recruiting a new Scheme Co-ordinator

May 11th, 2022|

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join our expanding team to work with our volunteers to support families. This is a new part-time position. The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience of bringing up children and also has knowledge of the family support /children’s sectors. As a key member of

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