Coraline and Us

One of the families we support has a lovely blog charting their journey after learning their daughter has downs syndrome after her birth. They share the wisdom they have picked from others along the way and one of the recent posts is about Home-Start Sutton, with photos!

Thank you Liz for the very kind words its a pleasure to be involved in the network around you and your daughter.

https://www.coralineandus.com/blog/

 

 

Sutton Business Awards 2017

We are Finalists in the Sutton Business Awards in the Best Charity or Social Enterprise category - very exciting!

Sutton Buisness Awards 2017

 Home-Start UK Social Impact Report 2017

Home-Start UK 2017 report has just been released read it here

Small Charities Week 19th June

Small Charities Week kicks off with I Love Small Charities Day on June 19th.

Take a photo of yourself with a psoter saying 'I love Home-Start Sutton because .....'

upload to their Facebook page - great publicity for us and we could win £150.

#ILoveSmallCharities

 

International Day of Families 15th May 2017

Have a look on facebook and twitter to follow what Home-Start UK and schemes have to celebrate and say on International day of families #dayoffamilies

 

 

New Home-Start UK video newsletter

Take a look at what the CEO of Home-Start UK has to say about stories in the news.

This is a new weekly intiative we will keep you posted!

 

 

October 5th Home-Start Sutton Autumn Quiz

7.30pm-10pm

Wallington

£7 per person.

Come and join us for a fun evening of quizzing.

Teams of 6, get friends and family together or contact us to join forces to make 6.

Call the office on 02086476501 or email admin@homestartsutton.org.uk for more information and tickets.

 

 

http://www.suttoncvs.org.uk/news-events/small-charity-week/

13th June 2016 - Its small charity week click on the link to hear our audioboom interveiw with Razia from SCVS.

 

 

 

Trustees Needed!!!

 

We are recruiting Trustees to increase the skill base of our board. We have a strong board of 8 Trustees and now want to recruit additional trustees particularly with the skills and experience to contribute to financial planning and take on the treasurer role in time.

Please let friends and family know we would love to hear from anyone who might be interested.

 

 Connecting Families

 

http://youtu.be/cModhHTTl7E

Judith Armstrong talking about Connecting Families on the Community Channel's 'My Brilliant Moment' in glorious tecnicolour!

Connecting Families is our new Big Lottery funded project, aimed at reducing the isolation of families with young children in the London Borough of Sutton.

Connection 1 - Home-based family mentoring; locally recruited and professionally supported volunteers provding weekly support to families.

Connection 2 - A 10 week parent programme. The Nurturing Programme is an evidence based parent programme and will be delivered 2/3 times per year in community locations across the broough. Follow-up support after the course is also provided.

Conenction 3 - Community Connecting Volunteers providing 1:1 short-term support for families empowering them to access local services and create informal support networks or groups.

We are very excited that by July we will have already recruited and trained 16 new volunteers to join our existing 50 volunteers in providing valuable, direct support to young families.

Referrals are via the office  020 8647 6501 or email admin@homestartsutton.org.uk

 

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How to help raise money                         

 

Doing your shopping on-line? Then you can support Home-Start Sutton at the same time.  Easyfundraising costs you nothing and Home-Start Sutton receives a percentage of what you spend. Once on the Easyfundraising page, find your shop and go.  Every little helps.

 

Funding Update

We are thrilled to be able to report we have been successful in being awarded funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. We are all very excited; this is a 5 year award for a new Connecting Families project focusing on reducing family isolation and improving family networks in Sutton.

The grant provides stability in an ever changing funding landscape and a very solid base to work from in securing additional funding to extend our support to Sutton’s families.

Without the very generous anonymous donation in February this year we may not have ’lived to tell this tale’, enormous  thanks go out to you!

Thank you to all our volunteers, friends and supporters who have continued to ensure we were able to support families in Sutton despite the funding challenges.

 

30th Anniversary Celebrations 

 

 

 

Home-Start Sutton had a party to celebrate 30 years of supporting families in the borough. Volunteers, staff, Trustees and families were invited to Trinity Centre Wallington last week to share memories and meet old friends. The guest of honour was Marian Moss who started the scheme in 1984 and remained the Manager until 2011.

 

 

The children were entertained by Dramabuds, while the adults reminisced over photos – trying not to be embarrassed by the 80’s hairstyles! Free cakes for Kids provided a beautiful cake and  volunteers, staff and families from across the three decades gathered for a photo.

 

 

 

 

  Mum2Mum cake sale raised £133,

  thank you to all those who supported

  the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Annual report: If you would like a copy of the latest annual report that includes a list of all the donations received 2015/16 please contact us.