New Administrator Vacancy at Home-Start

GroupStart Administrator

20 hours per week (over five mornings a week) (one year contract)

Salary £17,072  NJC Scale 15 pro rata

To provide administrative support for the day to day management of GroupStart, a new project that will be running family groups and courses across the District of Stroud and the Parishes of Kingsway and Quedgeley.  We are looking for someone with good initiative, great organisational skills and an interest in  supporting families and children. 

Please email for an application pack.

Closing date –  19th April 2017

Interview date –  9th May 2017

We are committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and to safer recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults


The First Thousand Days Conference

Are too many children coming into care?  

Can better community support prevent this?

Home-Start Stroud District are organising a conference to discuss these issues.

Speakers include:

  • Anthony Douglas, CBE, CEO Cafcass
  • Professor Kate Morris, Head of Social Work at Sheffield University
  • Annie’s story
  • Dr Freda Gardner, MPhil, CPsychol, Phd, BA (Hons) Psychologist/Court expert

Date: Friday 23rd June 2017 

Venue – Eastington Community Centre, Eastington, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. GL10 3AQ.

Time: 9.15am to 3.15pm

Ticket enquiries (including early booking discount): visit Eventbrite 

For discounted group bookings, student and charity worker rates: email:

This is a fundraising event for Home-Start Stroud District


Home-Start Volunteer Training Course

A new course of preparation for volunteers is starting in March.  If you have parenting experience and would like to train to support vulnerable families in the community this opportunity may be for you.

Thursday 27th April – Thursday 6th July

The course is being held at Eastington Village Hall.

This is a 40 hour course over 10 sessions – 10am to 2.30pm.  No sessions run during the school holidays.

If you are interested please get in touch now for an application form.

Tel: 01453 297470



Home-Start at Tree Festival in Stroud

What a wonderful tree covered in hands made by children and families supported by Home-Start. It was on display at The St. Laurence Christmas Tree Festival in Stroud. Thanks to our Chairman, Elizabeth Ewart-James, who addressed the congregation at the Carol Service amidst the trees and lights.

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