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Home-Start Kennet understands how hard parenting can be!
Sometimes all families need is a little support to help them through a challenging time.
They could be feeling isolated or lonely, suffering poor mental/physical health, experiencing a relationship breakdown or coping with twins! They could just be feeling overwhelmed and not know which way to turn.
We help by giving free emotional and practical support. Our friendly volunteers will visit weekly for 2-3 hours or give support over the phone*. Our volunteers will listen and help find the best way forward. In difficult times, someone to talk to and a listening ear can often make all the difference.
To find out more about how we can help, please get in touch!
Home-Start Kennet, Unit 1, Fordbrook Business Park, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5NU.
(*during Coronavirus restrictions, phone support only. Home-visiting support will resume as soon as government guidance allows)
You may be interested to learn that the DWP has produced a range of British Sign Language videos on Coronavirus and benefit changes. These include new content for Universal Credit and Statutory Sick Pay.You can view these videos on the DWP YouTube Sign channel.
It is planned to add videos regarding Access to Work, PIP, Carer’s Allowance and Child Maintenance in the near future.
June 2020 Message from Spurgeons Childrens Centre
we are currently accepting outreach introductions to support families with a 0-5 year old in the East, West and South of Wiltshire. If you have any families that would benefit from our support around creating routines, budgeting, housing and debt issues, parenting support or setting boundaries etc. then please complete the attached form and send to .
We are currently running a range of online early years sessions from Little learners to supporting with transitions into primary school. We are also looking at starting an online version of our popular Being A Parent, parenting course shortly so please get in touch if you have any families that would be interested in joining our sessions.
May 2020 A message from Sharon at "Go Train"
We are pleased to inform you that we now have an electronic referral form where you can register the details of yourself or any potential learner who is interested in our courses. Please find this link below:
As per our standard process, each new learner will have to complete our Math and English assessment so that we can gauge the levels of each individual for our courses. Once the referral form is completed we can take this next step in preparation for starting the learning.
Please do not hesitate to contact me either via email, call or fill in the Landing Page - www.go-train.co.uk/skills
The Independent Living Centre's part-time Disabilities Benefits Adviser is currently taking new clients. She is unable to book face-to-face appointments due to Covid-19 restrictions, but can advise about benefits you could claim if you have a disability or long term medical condition, and help you complete the paperwork via phone/email. The best way to get in contact is by emailing welcome.ilc.semington@
The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.
Click here to see the Illegal Money Lending Team - Cartoon Competition for 7-11 year olds the competition closes 31st May and there’s a £50 Amazon voucher at stake. Aimed at 7-11 year olds – complete the quiz about the cartoon then print the certificate and colour it, post on social media and tag to win.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHIPPENHAM
Waste Not Want Not, the successful furniture recycling charity needs volunteers in their Hungerdown Lane showroom.
Hours and days are negotiable to suit your requirements and, if you prefer, a one to four week work placement is also available.
Come and work alongside a very friendly, dedicated group of volunteers under the direction of our manager, Phil Reade.
Waste Not Want Not, the successful furniture recycling charity is looking for new trustees to join the board.
What you bring – whatever your background, your skills are wanted. This includes customer support, shop knowledge, working with people, recycling, training, fundraising, marketing, finance, admin, delivering goods or just local knowledge.
What you get – experience of joining a friendly board, sharing ideas that make a difference locally, understanding how a charity can improve people’s quality of life, personal development
Join the local charity for local people and help make a huge difference in local lives.
WASTE NOT WANT NOT 303/305 Hungerdown Lane Chippenham SN14 OJJ
October 2019 Department of Work & Pensions