Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed Home-Start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside (HOST)’s successful bid for Lottery funding.
HOST is a local charity of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.
Home-Start volunteers have parenting experience and work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children.
HOST has been awarded £80,000 of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to enable them to hire more staff to deal with the higher demand for their services as a result of COVID-19 lockdown.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“As a long-time patron of HOST, I could not be more delighted about this funding award from The National Lottery Community Fund.
“HOST do an absolutely fantastic job of supporting parents across my constituency and beyond, and ensuring that children in our area have the best possible start in life.
“The Coronavirus crisis has been a very difficult time for many and this has been reflected in the higher demand for HOST’s services. This funding will go a long way to meeting that demand.”