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Meet front cover stars

Local charity Home-Start Erewash graces the front cover of the autumn issue of EBC Today to highlight the amazing work it does in the community.

Home-Start Erewash is the largest family support charity in the borough and has been making a difference to local families for over 30 years. It provides assistance and support to families who are going through challenging times, struggling with post-natal depression, bereavement, isolation or physical health problems.

The charity offers care and guidance to parents and children in a variety of ways, from assisting in the home for two hours a week, to offering moral support that will help new parents thrive.

The non-profit charity is a network made up of trained volunteers and experts. The team changes lives daily thanks to their unwavering passion to help families in Erewash. For more information on how to volunteer and help improve the lives of local families, email office@home-starterewash.co.uk or call 01159304640.

In the most recent round of Erewash Borough Council’s Community grants scheme, Home-Start Erewash was awarded £1,000 to help run parental peer support meetings, giving local parents a safe and confidential space to talk. Councillor Paul Maginnis handed the cheque over to manager, Bren Butler, family service user, Becca Wood, and volunteer, Diane Wright.

Councillor Paul Maginnis, Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing at Erewash Borough Council, says:

“It was a privilege to have a coffee and a chat with members of Home-Start Erewash. The work they do is invaluable for our community. I encourage everyone in the borough to read about the crucial services they offer and how we can help them in return”

For more information on Home-Start Erewash, their services, and how to volunteer, visit their website home-starterewash.co.uk.

For more information on Community Grants, visit erewash.gov.uk/grants-section/grants.

EBC Today Autumn 2022 will be distributed to households in the borough via Royal Mail from Monday 5 September.

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