Home-Start York say:
We were delighted that The Purey Cust Trust chose to support Home-Start York last year – from all of us here at Home-Start York, we thank you! Home-Start York support families experiencing difficulties to help parents give their children the best start in life.
Last year, we celebrated our 30th year working in the city of York. We concentrated on raising our profile in the city – we joined social media, updated our website, organised and attended exciting events across the city, including a large scale Greatest Showman Flash Mob!
We ran successful social media campaigns and increased our team of volunteers. This was a big year for Home-Start York with many big changes including a brand change. Generous funding from The Purey Cust Trust grant was used towards updating our office technology which has been incredibly useful and has enabled us to work more efficiently, increasing our response rate for families that need us. Our referral rates have now increased by 31% – the highest in over a decade. As statutory services continue to withdraw funding, Home-Start York is working on closing the gap as health practitioners including Health Visitors and Community Psychiatric Nurses continue to rely heavily on our services.
Receiving funding from The Purey Cust Trust really did make a difference to Home-Start York and the families we support. We’re very much looking forward to the next year ahead. Thank you.