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Gail’s Story #MaternalMentalHealthWeek2022

This week we are celebrating Maternal Mental Health Week here at Home-Start. Our volunteers help mothers from across the world deal with issues in their lives that can have a tremendous impact on their mental health. The work we do at Home-Start can support mothers during these difficult times. Read on to hear a story about a young mother who was helped by Home-Start Newcastle, Australia. One of the many successful projects that are run in Newcastle, Australia is one

Celebrating Our Volunteers #microvolunteeringday2022

Being a volunteer for a member organisation of Home-Start Worldwide is a truly unique experience. Volunteers in each country respond to the localised demand and challenges facing family and child support, creating a collectively rich and diverse set of experiences across the international context. To mark Micro-Volunteering Day on April 15th – a day which celebrates the small actions individuals can perform to create positive community action, HSW reflects on volunteering within its member organisations. A day at a time… With the nature

THE WOMEN OF HSW – DELFINA PACHO #INTERNATIONALWOMEN’SDAY2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the personal reflections of women who lead the various Home-Start Worldwide member organisations and the impact their organisations are making. Read below for Delfina Pacho’s (Home-Start Morogoro Municipal) insightful account. Tell us what motivated you to get involved with/set up a Home Start organisation? As a graduate of Bsc in Home Economics and Human Nutrition and working with women and children for a long period of time; this allowed me to observe the deficiencies

THE WOMEN OF HSW – Alžběta Candia #INTERNATIONALWOMEN’SDAY2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are highlighting the personal reflections of women who lead the various Home-Start Worldwide member organisations and the impact their organisations are making. Read below for Alžběta Candia’s (National Director, Home-Start Czech Republic) insightful account. Tell us what motivated you to get involved with/set up a Home-Start organisation? When I first encountered the ideas of Home-Start, I was very young (23 years old), I had no children or work experience at that point and I was still

The Women Of HSW – Sisi Ploug Pedersen #InternationalWomen’sDay2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, we are highlighting the personal reflections of women who lead the various Home-Start Worldwide member organisations and the impact their organisations are making. Read below for Sisi Ploug Pedersen’s (acting Secretary General of Home-Start Denmark) insightful account. Tell us what motivated you to get involved with/set up a Home-Start organisation? I am a big proponent of early prevention and action and see the values of Home-Start as supporting this. I started as chairman

School By Game/Play – A Therapeutic Program For Children in Czech Republic

This week (7th-13th February) is Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 in the UK. This year’s theme is ‘Growing Together,’ bringing into focus ways in which parents and children can grow alongside one another, whilst also supporting each other’s development. To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, Home-Start Worldwide thought that we would share some valuable stories of how Home-Starts across the globe are putting children’s mental health first in the work that they do. Among many of the amazing programs on

Home-Start Worldwide Online Conference 2021: ‘Practice in a time of change’

Home-Start Worldwide will be delivering a 2-day online conference on 10th & 11th November 2021 9 am – 1 pm (CET). The conference is designed not only as a valuable training opportunity for our network members but a chance to engage with each other. With Q&A sessions integrated into the agenda, participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues raised during the presentations. The conference will cover a range of topics that are most relevant to Home-Start work on the

HSW are searching for volunteers!

Home-Start Worldwide are searching for new volunteers to support us in both Marketing & Communications and Administration. Keep reading for more information!   MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEERS   Home-Start Worldwide (HSW) are keen to support the new volunteer(s) in every way possible. Should there be an area in which you wish to develop, HSW will support you in this.  We are looking for a range of volunteers who have an eye for detail and want to get some real life experience

HS Netherlands is a national finalist in the Apples from Orange prize

HS Netherlands is a national finalist in the Apples from Orange prize There is great excitement in Holland as Home-Start The Netherlands is through to the national finals, with the results to be announced in May. But what also caught our eye was this wonderful tribute from the Oranje Fonds which runs the prize, on the power of being together so that nobody stands alone Their CEO said: we believe in a socially connected kingdom in which everyone can participate. Volunteers

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