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Jon Ashworth MP becomes patron of Home-Start Horizons

9th January, 2019   Jonathon Ashworth M.P. becomes patron of family support charity, Home-Start Horizons Home-Start Horizons is delighted to announce that MP for Leicester South, Jonathon Ashworth, has become a patron of the charity.   The news coincides with the announcement that the charity has secured National Lottery funding for two years, to deliver ... Read More

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Home-Start Horizons announces new partnership with The Melton Building Society

Home-Start Horizons is pleased to announce the start of a renewed partnership with the Melton Building Society, an organisation that have previously supported Home-Start services in Melton & Rutland. Home-Start Horizons has supported thousands of children and families in Melton & Rutland for over 40 years and still delivers home-visiting support, family groups, Mums-in-Mind peri ... Read More

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Christmas and New Year 2018

Please note that due to the nature of our work and volunteering there will be limited staffing over the Christmas period, with staff returning to work on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Should you need to contact anyone urgently over this period, please call 0116 2795062, email info@homestarthorizons.org.uk or stuart@homestarthorizons.org.uk. Happy Christmas to all Home-Start Horizon’s ... Read More

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The UN’s Report on Poverty in the UK – November 2018

It is with great sadness that we read the United Nations (UN) official report into Poverty in the UK in 2018 (Professor Phillip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, November 2018). The report finds that poverty in the UK is unacceptably high with 14 million people living in poverty. The ... Read More

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CEO Update, November 2018

Charities are suffering a PR crisis, be it Safeguarding and Abuse issues or CEO salaries. Being the CEO of a small charity this frustrates me.  Home-Start Horizons is one of a network of over 260 Home-Starts across the UK.  A network that started with us, in Leicester, in 1973 by Margaret Harrison, a visionary who ... Read More

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Mums In Mind

 A postnatal group for mums, dads and their babies Aims: To help parents reach an understanding of what post natal  illness is To meet other parents for peer support in a confidential setting To encourage bonding, attachment and enjoyment in family life Referral criteria: Depression or low mood occurring within 1st year of baby’s birth Crèche facility ... Read More

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Leicester Comedy Festival

As part of the Leicester Comedy Festival, Dave Chawner is putting on a show regarding mental health.  Please see details below:- I’m doing a show at The Leicester Comedy Festival all about mental health. Just to give you a bit of an idea, it’s a show all about mental health (rather than mental illness). Having ... Read More

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Home-Start Horizons is Moving Forward!

It’s been 4 months since I became Chief Executive of Home-Start Horizons, and its been a bit of a whirlwind! Challenge! My first few weeks were about getting to know staff, volunteers, services, stakeholders and funding. I met some amazingly committed staff and volunteers. The families who receive our support are going through some incredible ... Read More