We are pleased to announce that Home-Start HOST have been awarded a grant by the Equity Foundation as part of their Health and Wellbeing grant programme! HOST was one of 9 successful projects from amongst 40 applicants, and we are extremely grateful that the Equity Foundation have chosen to support us.

The grant will enable HOST to recruit a Rapid Response worker whose goal will be to offer short-term support to families, prioritising young parents under the age of 25 who are affected by isolation and poor mental health – problems often compounded by the demands of child-care. The Rapid Response worker will not only support the parents emotionally, but they will work to help the family overcome their isolation through practical support in accessing services and leaving their home.

To find out more about the Equity Foundation, their grant programme, and the other successful organisations, please visit their website.

Once again, we’d like to thank the foundation for their generous support.