£110,000 grant for HSS

HSS has received a grant from Children in Need of £110,000, spread over the next three years, to build on its core work and is focussed around improving healthy outcomes for hard to reach children.

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

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

Throughout the three year period, more than 700 children 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.

“The project is wholly consistent with Children in Needs aims of helping disadvantaged children to improve their wellbeing and our established, respected delivery set up with robust safeguarding, governance and continual improvement enabled us to secure the funding.

“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.”