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Refugee Rights Training

We have seen a rise in the number of referrals for refugees and asylum seekers so we asked Refugee Rights to come along and deliver some training for staff and volunteers. A popular session… ‘Exceptionally good training’ ‘Very interesting finding out more about the legal aspects of being a refugee or asylum seeker’

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Claire and Karen’s Story

‘Claire, my Home-Start volunteer, has been one of my main pillars of support during my chemotherapy and surgery. I really enjoy having a grown-up chat with her over a cup of tea and slice of cake. She has been a listening-ear and offers a shoulder to cry on when needed. Claire is a breath of fresh […]

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Training session on Bereavement

19 volunteers came along to a session about bereavement run by David Miles – a qualified and practised Social Care Manager, Social Worker, Trainer, Nurse, Funeral Director, and Civil Celebrant. ‘It was a fantastic 2 hours of training- David was fantastic.’ ‘David dealt with the subject with humour but also with respect – very enlightening.’ […]

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A Family’s Story

Naomi told us she is in a much better place thanks to the support of Louise, our Early Intervention Worker… ‘Louise made such a difference supporting me with planning and making practical steps to improve my home in spite of my health challenges. My daughters and I had something to look forward to, and my […]

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Volunteer Annual Christmas Lunch

50 of us enjoyed a Christmas get together today.The food was delicious! All the cooking, preparation, and washing up was done by our trustees and advisers as a THANK YOU to volunteers for all their hard work. We wouldn’t exist without our volunteers – so again THANK YOU!            

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Volunteer Refresher Day at ‘We the curious’

  Great atmosphere today as 40 volunteers & staff met up for our Annual Volunteer Refresher Day. Thank you to ‘We the curious’ (previously @Bristol) for hosting us and leading on the vibrating robot making, and to Katy from Rockabye for talking to us about their groups for mums and babies.

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Fun day out for HS families and volunteers at @Bristol

  ‘We loved @ Bristol today, thank you 😊 such a lovely day, and the staff were brilliant. We spent the majority of the day there, and the kids are now well and truly knackered – definitely all enjoyed it.’ ‘We had a lovely day at @bristol today.

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Fundraising! Thank you Jo!

Swoosh! A big thank you to one of our volunteers Jo who has raised £220 for Home-Start Bristol! Jo completed the Swoosh event – a 6km swim in a sandy bottomed estuary in Devon. An an usual swim as the estuary is shallow and sandy bottomed – so the water is clear and swimmers have […]

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