Welcome to our first referrers meeting at Wild Rose Children’s Centre. I am delighted to introduce our co-ordinators report to you and to be here with some of my fellow trustees to meet you.
We have now been operational since September 2013 when Amanda Hardacre joined us. Prior to that two trustees from neighbouring schemes had got together a steering group after listening to professionals across Hart and Rushmoor when they said how much Home-Start had been missed since closure of the North-East scheme in 2011. I joined 3 trustees and 3 advisors in April 2013 and I am now pleased to report that we have expanded our board to ten trustees!
We all have different life and professional experiences but have a common aim to support families who are struggling in Rushmoor and Hart via Home-Start. We are thankful to all of you who have supported us in our first year and hope that you will continue to attend our regular referrers’ meetings. We want to hear what you think of us and learn from your feedback in order to improve the support we offer to children and families who you refer to us.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Home-Start Rushmoor and Hart