Open day showcase for HSS

HSS will be hosting an open house buffet lunch at Duffield House on December 7 to show its services and highlight how the charity can help professionals working with families.

HSS recently received a grant from Children in Need of £110,000 to build on its core work and focus on improving a healthy outcomes for hard to reach children.

The project targets specific childhood health inequalities in Slough – obesity, oral health and tuberculosis.

Anyone who works with families and young children, and are interested in learning how to encourage children and their families to lead healthier live, should come along. The event will be from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Children in Need recognised Home-Start Slough’s excellent credentials and delivery capabilities that have been built over the last 19 years.

More than 700 children in Slough will benefit from having early intervention and preventative management focussed on these specific issues.

The grant will go towards paying salaries and other associated costs, such as the Family Support Group, which is run once a week by volunteers.

Lesley Michaelis, Chair of Home-Start Slough, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the money from Children in Need recognising our unique position of engaging, empowering and transforming lives of hard to reach disadvantaged children in Slough.

“We really want to invite those working with families in Slough to come along to our open day to see how we can help them encourage families to lead healthier lives.

“We are totally committed to improve healthy outcomes for hard to reach children and help to support children and young people’s physical wellbeing in Slough.”

For more information, please call the office on 01628 661029.