During March, the Mayor of Camden, Cllr. Larraine Revah met HS Camden volunteers to thank them for their valuable contribute to Camden’s families with children under five.
On Monday 14th March volunteers were treated to lunch in the Mayor’s Parlour at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street. Volunteers visit families who are struggling on a weekly basis to assist with practical tasks, offer emotional support and help families get out to health and child-care appointments as well as using local parks and services. This helps reduce isolation, increase parenting skills and confidence and provide vital stimulation to Camden children to give them the best start in life. Cllr. Larraine Revah gave great praise to HSCamden volunteers for their regular support and thanked them for all they do.
Also that week the Mayor visited a number of Camden’s charities with Sir Ian Johnston, the Queen’s local representative, Deputy Lieutenant for the Borough of Camden to learn more about their community work. Home-Start Camden was one of these charities and the VIPs were able to meet HSCamden’s Trustees, volunteers and staff in our training room. Both Cllr. Revah and Sir Ian were very impressed with the level of commitment offered by the volunteers. Volunteers spoke moving about their role with families and how this has made them feel a great sense of fulfilment and is highly rewarding to them as individuals.