New volunteers for charity

AN Uttlesford charity that supports and helps young families has taken on eight new volunteers. After a successful recruitment drive, Home-Start Uttlesford guided the new volunteers - from the Dunmow, Bishop s Stortford and Stansted areas – through a 40-h

AN Uttlesford charity that supports and helps young families has taken on eight new volunteers.

After a successful recruitment drive, Home-Start Uttlesford guided the new volunteers - from the Dunmow, Bishop's Stortford and Stansted areas - through a 40-hour preparation training course.

The course covered topics ranging from confidentiality to safeguarding children.

A spokesman said: "Due to a high influx of families being referred to Home-Start for support, we had to organise an additional training course this year to help us cope with our ever growing waiting list.


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"And it is amazing that we have been able to train so many new volunteers, we've been very lucky."

Home-Start is based in Fairycroft Road, Saffron Walden and is part of a national voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to young families under stress in their own homes.

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The charity is open to any family with at least one child under the age of five.

Home-Start's next volunteer preparation course is due to start in early autumn and the spokesman added: "We would love to hear from anyone who may be interested."

For more information contact Linda Robinson on 01799 520728. More details about the scheme is available on the website www.homestartuttlesford.org.uk

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