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6 Easy ways to prepare for parenting as a first-time mum or dad

Nature gives us nine months to grow a baby, but how much of that time do we use to prepare to become parents? – Something...

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£10,000 matched funding awarded again to Home-Start from Four Acre Trust

We are absolutely delighted to have again been awarded £10,000 of matched funding from the Four Acre Trust. As we continue to see rises in...

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6 ways reading to your baby bump helps their development

It always felt a bit silly reading to my baby bump while I was pregnant, but if I had known then what I know now,...

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How Home-Start can help your family

As parents ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to ask for help from outside when challenges overcome family life. Being a parent has...

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A Thank You event to celebrate our wonderful volunteers

On Tuesday 7th June, we gathered together at the Pavilion Barkway to celebrate and say thank you to the wonderful volunteers that undoubtedly are the...

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Having fun at our Buntingford Family Support Group

This term, we have been fortunate to be supported by a grant from East Herts Council, which has enabled us to run our Buntingford Family...

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Looking after your mental health

Mental health is something many people struggle with and they will often keep their feelings and thoughts bottled up and somehow muddle through. But it...

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Home-Start Strictly event gets local toes tapping

We were so delighted to hold our very first long-awaited “Strictly for Charity” fundraising event on Saturday 14th May. Inspired by the hit TV show...

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Helping to make a difference that lasts

Our Blog this week is written by one of our incredible members of staff who talks about the difference Home-Start makes to the families we...

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New volunteers finish Home-Start training with the support of Johnson Matthey

At the heart of Home-Start is the community helping the community and as a charity embedded in our local community of Royston, Buntingford and South...

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Why are the first 1000 days of my baby’s life so important?

The first 1000 days, is it the time since you had a full night’s sleep? It might feel like it, but actually, it’s the time...

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Feeling isolated? Home-Start can help, and here’s how…

Being a parent is tough, and the last few years have made this important role even more difficult. This was certainly true for one family...

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