Summer Newsletter 2016
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who home-visited 80 families from April until the end of June.
I have some great news! A funder has chosen to finance us to develop and deliver a pilot project. The Home-Start Freedom project will pilot a three month course running in Eastbourne and Hastings for women who are interested in finding out more about the reality of domestic abuse, whether they are in or have left a domestic abuse relationship, including women who have no plans to leave their partner. In the autumn we will hold some information events.
It is with regret that Marion will be leaving us at the end of July. We are a small friendly team so it feels like we are saying goodbye to a member of the family! We are not planning to recruit another Coordinator until we have secured significant multiyear funding. This means that Sarah will be supporting families where we are currently receiving financial support – at the moment this is Wealden, Lewes district, Battle and certain areas within Hastings and Rother, although this is subject to change.
Since April our priority has been to reduce expenditure and secure funds to enable our home-visiting support to vulnerable families to continue for the longer term. We have been taking a two-pronged approach to fundraising. This is because in order to secure significant multiyear funding, the process can take a good part of a year from initial application submission. We have received enough short term money to keep us going for the next few months. However, we will need to review our financial situation in the autumn.
Kim, our administrator is now on maternity leave. We wish her well and look forward to welcoming her back in April next year. All the staff are excited to meet the first Home-Start East Sussex baby!
For more information contact email@example.com or 01273 612025