A LOCAL family support charity has moved to new and larger premises.
Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands has announced its move to a new home at an old school on Earl Street, Leek.
Louise Walker, Senior Organiser, said: “We are so pleased with our new base.
“Funding from the Big Lottery and the Local Authority has afforded enough stability to secure the lease on new premises and we are looking forward to all the possibilities that our larger, disabled-friendly premises affords us.” The scheme is currently recruiting volunteers to home-visit families needing support across the Moorlands.
Louise said: “There is a wellequipped, purpose-built training room in the new premises which will provide a much better environment for volunteer training, and we are looking forward to getting started”with a new group of volunteers."
The new daytime training course will start on October 15 and run on Tuesdays for eight weeks.
The scheme has provided a family support service in the Staffordshire Moorlands for the past 15 years, since which time more than 700 families have been referred into the scheme.
Home-Start volunteers are of all ages and come from all walks of life.
All Home-Start asks of home-visiting volunteers is that they have experience of bringing up children, bring a non-judgmental attitude to the role and can spare around three hours a week.
If you are interested in getting involved, either as a home-visiting volunteer, or with any other aspect of Home-Start work, get in touch with the scheme at its new premises of School Yard, Earl Street, Leek, ST13 6JT between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Monday to Thursday.
Alternatively telephone 01538 387231 or email: homestartsm@ tiscali.co.uk.