All posts by Mina Parmar

Home-Start Camden Review 2014-2016

Introducing the work 2014-2016 Reflecting on Home-Start Camden’s work is what we do for funders’ reports and bringing all the achievements together is what we do for this document.  This review covers the activities and events of the charity for 2015 and 2016. It is hugely satisfying to see how many great moments we have created for our families in Camden.

Over the past three years  we have supported hundreds of parents and children and for the vast majority helped prevent their difficulties becoming crises. Our volunteers have walked with the families through their troubled times, helped them cope more ably, increased their parental confidence and ability to get our into the community to make use of Camden’s great facilities.

The Big Lottery supported our work from all referral agencies and self-referring families, the Henry Smith Charity grant supported our partnership work with two local GP surgeries and other health professionals and the Camden Volunteering Fund helped staff capacity and the number of volunteers we trained and supervised so that we could help even more families under pressure.

Read the full report here: HSC Review 2014-16 Updated OCT 2016 – Final


Fundraising Bank & Bridges Walk along River Thames

Event date
29th September 16.00  to 23.00

This is a fundraising and social evening by the Implementation & UAT team from Group Digital in Lloyds Banking Group.
In addition to zig-zagging across the Thames the team members will need to visit a number of hostelries en-route for refreshments, all after a hard day at work!!!
This event has been organised by one of our trustee Steve Francis.

Click on the following link to donate towards Home-Start Camden’s work.


Gourmet Sponsored Walk in Casteau

Our wonderful volunteer, fundraiser & Trustee Jane Fawcett is joining  hundreds of walkers to raise money for her favourite charity Home-Start Camden.

Jane will be walking 15 kms around the town of Casteau near Mons in Belgium and along the way being fed with the local gastronomic specialities.

Jane aims to raise at least £500 to pay for HSC’s annual picnic & other treats for families and volunteers.

To sponsor Jane please follow the link below:











Salsa Night

Join us for a sizzling Salsa Night and dance the night away

Friday 4th December 2015
from 7.15pm to 10.15pm

Kentish Town Community Centre
17 Busby Place
London  NW5 2SP

Tickets £10 (first drink free)
Tel: 0207 424 1603


HSC goes to London Zoo!

GroupUmbrellas pengsHome-Start Camden organised a day out on Friday, 29th May 2015 for 40 families and volunteers to London Zoo.  Despite a windy and rainy start to the day everyone had a fantastic time.  One mum said, “It was lovely, I never saw my children so happy, every animal they saw was  a party. Their eyes shining was joy and when I saw the happiness of my children my heart was filled with peace.  Thank you so much.”

The outing was made possible with funding from the Big Lottery Awards for All Fund.