AGM -  Thursday 5th November 2020

Home-Start Telford & Wrekin invite you to the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 5th November 2020,

at 7pm.  The meeting will take place over Zoom.


If you would like to attend, please email: - Thank you

We look forward to seeing you.

Caia, Donna, Heidi, Naomi & Vikki

A guide to how family life has changed over the last 30 years

Volunteer Preparation Course - 12th November 2020

We have a new volunteer preparation course starting over Zoom on Thursday 12th November 9.30-12.30 for 9 weeks 

If you have a couple of hours free a week and would like to help support a family, then please email: for more information and to book your place.

Co-op Local Community Fund


We are delighted to announce that Home-Start Telford & Wrekin has been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund again this year.

How the Fund Works

We are one of three causes in the community which Co-op Members can select to support between now and 23 October 2021. The more members who select us, the more we can win.

If you are not a Co-op Member, please join using the link below:


Thank you

Win, Win, Win!!!!

Please Support Our Good Cause 

Be in with a chance to win £25,000 and an Entertainment bundle including an Amazon Echo Show 8, Echo Dot & Tablet this Christmas!!


Please help support the wonderful work Home-Start does by signing up to the TWINCL lottery.


It is only £1 per ticket - Your support is greatly appreciated and it all helps towards our fundraising target this year



Home-Start 30 year Celebration

30 year change document.docx
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Something More Course -  22nd January 2020 - 11 Weeks

We are running a 'Something More' self-esteem course for women beginning on the 22nd January for 11 weeks (having a break for the half-term in February) above The Gratitude Cafe, Duke Street, Wellington. Telford

If you or anyone you know may be interested in attending, then please give the office a ring on 01952 872280

Volunteer Social - 5th March 2020

We would like to invite our Home-Start volunteers to the next volunteer social being held on Thursday 5th March @12pm at the Severn Gorge, Malinsgate, Telford. TF4 4NL. 

Please contact the Home-Start office to book your place.

We look forward to seeing you there

Fantastic Funding News!

Fantastic funding news!


We are delighted to share the wonderful news that we have been awarded a Reaching Communities lottery grant which will give us £33,000+ for the next five years to support vulnerable families in the area

Please Support Us:

Home-start Telford & Wrekin provides a much loved and valued service for the community by supporting young families and improving their life chances.

Telford and Wrekin Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Telford and Wrekin. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit Telford and Wrekin and its residents.

Play the lottery, support Home-start Telford & Wrekin - it’s that simple!

Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery!

Each ticket will consist of 6 numbers and each number will be between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a 6 digit winning combination will be picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2-6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all 6 and you win the JACKPOT!

We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our service!

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Please click this link to play:…/home-start-telford-and-wrekin

Wonderland June 2019

Volunteer Social

The Severn Gorge, Malinsgate. Telford. TF3 4NL
Tuesday 4th June 2019
We would love to see you.  Please let us know if you'll be attending so we can book your place

Home-start gets a head start thanks to Bespoke Computing

Business for Children Awards - We Won!!

We Won !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Business for Children Awards.
Charity for Children Winner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Home-start Telford & Wrekin were delighted to be announced as the winner of the charity category at this years Business for Children Awards.
The charity faced tough competition from the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, The Hive and Empathy.
Julia Allinson, Fundraising Manager was presented with the trophy. "It is amazing to have the hard work of our fantastic team of volunteers recognised for the amazing difference they bring to the lives of so many families facing truly difficult times."

Easter 2017

A huge thank you to the team at Specsavers Telford and also the Buckatree Hall Hotel for their amazing efforts in collecting Easter Eggs for Home-start Telford and Wrekin. The eggs will be distributed to the many families we support and will help make their Easter extra special. We are so grateful to you, thank you !!

Another big thank you to Miller Homes for collecting Easter Eggs for us. The families were thrilled with them :-) Thank you so much

Here is a photo of Donna Salmon from Miller Homes handing some of the eggs over to Naomi our Administrator

A huge thank you to St Johns Masonic Lodge

A HUGE thank you to St Johns Masonic Lodge in Wellington for their amazing donation of £1600 to Home-Start Telford & Wrekin. The money has been raised by past master of the lodge Malcolm Hallewell during his term of office. Peter Riley ( Trustee) and Julia Allinson (Fundraising Manager) from the charity spent the evening with the masons hearing about their fantastic fundraising efforts. This money will fund a 'Something More' course, raising the self esteem and self confidence of vulnerable parents.

Lush Donation

We would like to say a huge thank you to LUSH at Telford Town Centre, for the donating these beautiful gift sets.

They smell lovely!

Thank you

Tracy Chilton Award 2016

The Tracy Chilton Award 2016 has been awarded to Julie Pellew - Congratulations!!!

Home-Start AGM 2016

A big thank you to Sian Deane, Head Teacher at Holmer Lake Primary School for her presentation and talk about School readiness. Sian is pictured below receiving flowers.

Julie Pellew being awarded the 'Tracy Chilton Award 2016'

Jill Amos receiving a certificate for completing one year of Home-Start Visiting, presented by Sarah Duggan (Chair)

Caia Bryant-Griffiths (Manager) Sarah Duggan (Chair) and Naomi Calabrese (Administrator)

A big thank you to all that attended :-)


Rhyl 2016

Autumn Volunteer Preparation Course 2016

We will be holding our next volunteer preparation course on the 20th October if you or anyone you know maybe interested in volunteering for Home-Start. The course will run from 9.30am-2.30pm at HLC for 8 weeks. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance along with a Telford & Wrekin Child Protection certificate

Please ring the office on 01952 872280 for more information and to register your place
Thank you

Cycle Experience 2016

Shropshire Business Queen Award

Team Member Receives Award:
 'On Friday I attended a women in business networking event at Little Wenlock Village Hall, the event was held on British Cream Tea Day to celebrate women in business in Shropshire. I was delighted to be crowned their Shropshire Business Queen for the work I have done with charity and could decide on which charity the proceeds of the event will be donated to.I have chosen Home Start Telford & Wrekin'. 
Well done Julia :-) and Thank you.

Are you Telford’s Brainiest Business? Well this event will give you the chance to prove it!


Telford’s Brainiest Business Quiz 2016

TBP quiz pic 48

Date: 15th September 2016

Are you Telford’s Brainiest Business? Well this event will give you the chance to prove it!

We’re holding our famous annual quiz which this year will raise funds for our chosen charity Home-Start Telford & Wrekin – an organisation that supports families across the local area.

Come along and pit your wits against colleagues and competitors, and see if you’ve got the “little grey cells” to take the trophy!

The venue for the quiz is yet to be confirmed, but we’ll let you know as soon as the details are sorted out – make sure you save the date for what will be a really fun and challenging evening!

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by Telford Business Partnership as their charity of the year.

We are really looking forward to working with them and the local business community. Thank you

Tracy Chiltern Award 2015

The Tracy Chiltern Award 2015 has been awarded to Vikki Thomas - Congratulations!!!

Charity Watches Funding Grow.

A family support charity is set to benefit from funding from its local High Street Bank.

Home Start Telford & Wrekin has been awarded a grant of £5000 from its local branch of Santander. The Santander Foundation Community Grant was set up to help people in the UK in need and provides grants of up to £5,000 to local UK charities or projects.

The charity supports families in Telford who are experiencing times of difficulty and crisis. They recruit and train volunteers who will visit families at home, offering emotional and practical support. 

Julia Allinson Fundraising Manager says “ Our partnership with Santander is so valuable to Home-Start. This money will enable us to support further families through some truly challenging times, ensuring they are able to provide their children with the best possible start in life. “

Anna Jones, Personal Banker for Santander has also been on hand to offer volunteers and families assistance in managing their finances and household budget.

Rhyl 2015

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