From 1 April, Home-Start East Herts will merge with five other Home-Start schemes to create a new organisation, Home-Start Hertfordshire. We will be providing the same services in the same areas as we do now but under a different name.
You may remember that last summer Hertfordshire County Council, our major funder, decided to stop funding Home-Start right across the county. This led to the changes we are making, as all Home-Start… schemes in Hertfordshire have had to find a more efficient way of providing our home-visiting service. Forming Home-Start Hertfordshire is the best way forward.
We would like to reassure our families and volunteers that there is no need to panic, and the service they receive will remain the same.
The trustees and staff of Home-Start East Herts fully support these changes and we believe this provides us with a good opportunity in the long term to develop the Home-Start service.
There will be some staff and office location changes, but we will email all our families and volunteers as soon as we know the full details.
We would like to thank everybody who has supported us as Home-Start East Herts and look forward to working with you again as Home-Start Hertfordshire.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office. The best telephone number to reach us on is 01992 505584.