The Ultra COVID-19 fund donated £1,600 (£1,200 for South East Dorset and £600 for West Dorset). This donation enabled support for a family with specialist one-to-one volunteer support for 12-months during the COVID-19 period and helped the charity offer more virtual and telephone support by setting up new virtual support networks.
Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age. It offers friendship, practical support and emotional advice in the homes of families who are having difficulties managing parenting for a variety of different reasons such as poor mental health, post-natal depression, disability, domestic abuse, bereavement, isolation and multiple births. Their mission is to give children the best possible start in life, by supporting parents to grow in confidence, strengthening and enjoying their relationships with their children and widening their links with the local community.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the challenges for families increased significantly.
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