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Weekly Bulletin

Our team have been really busy working on different ways to support families during the current Covid-19 pandemic. We have produced a Bulletin, which is updated weekly with lots of ideas of things to do and what the staff team and volunteers have been doing to support families during this time.

Please check out our Bulletins below!

Latest Bulletin (29th May 2020) /webs/323/documents/Bulletin%206%20-%20cvl%206.pdf

Bulletin 5 (15th May 2020) https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:3389fa60-6ea4-423d-8397-7c634f62fc60

Bulletin 4 (1st May 2020) - /webs/323/documents/Bulletin%204-%20cvl%204.pdf

Bulletin 3 (17th April 2020) -  /webs/323/documents/Bulletin%203new-%20cvl%203.docx

Bulletin 2 (3rd April 2020) - /webs/323/documents/Bulletin%202%20-%20cvl%282%29.pdf

Bulletin 1 (27th March 2020) - /webs/323/documents/Bulletin%201%20-CVL.pdf

 

We were thrilled to take part in thanking Lottery Players in their recent advert.        

Can you spot our Family Support Workers Nikki and Joanne?  https://youtu.be/hs8Z4hXoRuo      

                                                                                                       

RE:CYCLE PROJECT

 

The Recycle Project is a partnership of many organisations coming  together to bring old and discarded cycles found and donated from across the Borough of Corby, putting them to good use for families within the  local community.

If you are interested in receiving a cycle for yourself or a member of your family, or you would like to nominate someone for a free cycle for work or mental health and well being purposes, please contact us.
 
If you have a cycle to donate please contact us on 01536 409612 or 07512 507553.

 

Eat Smart with Home-Start

 

Eat Smart with Home-Start began in our organisation as a pilot project, back in 2013. The idea behind the project was to give families the confidence and tools to enable them to cook healthy snacks and meals alongside their children. This project, led by our Family Support Worker, is carried out within the families home, where research shows families feel more comfortable.

Funded by The Big Lottery and Children in Need, we began by offering healthy eating on a budget sesions, where some families shared that they did not have adequate equipment to prepare lots of different meals, where in many homes, one pan and a knife were doing it all and spending money on kitchen equipment, just wasn't a priority.

As a solution to this dilemma, a volunteer designed cookery bags, made out of recycled materials. A small amount of money was raised through events for this purpose and enabled us to put utensils inside the bags for families to keep. We also provided aprons and equipment for children so that they could share the kitchen fun.

Families shared that the project had increased their understanding of eating on a budget and where to shop for bargains, they also added that their childrens confidence to try new things had increased.

                               

 

 Registered Charity Number: 1109674 Company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales No: 5383923. Patron: HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO. Local Patron: Mrs James Saunders Watson. 
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