Earlier this month eleven Rotarians from Llandudno Rotary Club heard of the valuable work done by Home Start Conwy.

They met Sylvia Chadwick, manager, and Peter Denton, one of its Trustees, about the valuable work done by the charity.

The organisation is both a registered charity in its own right and part of the umbrella group Home Start UK. The objectives are defined by their strapline of “support and friendship for families” and Sylvia instanced some of the many ways in which they help families – often at a time of stress – in such supportive ways as home visits, advice signposting, reducing isolation and helping develop a parent’s skills.

This can be done either in partnership with the Families First, and other agencies, or as just a light touch of extra help to families who request support. The service is available to any family with children aged 14 or younger

There is an office in Llandudno with outreach based in Abergele Hub and a plan to expand the service in Llanrwst, enabling the organisation to serve more families in Conwy County.

Members were impressed at the work of Home Start Conwy and resolved to donate £250 towards their work