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Home-Start Kernow has been in Cornwall for 14 years and continues to grow. Over the last 3 years we have supported 161 families by matching them with a local parent volunteer. Our volunteers visit their family weekly to offer practical and emotional support.  Like many other charities we need to do our own fundraising alongside applying to larger grant funders to keep our income regular and our service sustainable. We are currently supporting over 40 families. At the moment our service is costing approximately £6000 per month paid from very limited reserves while we await the outcome of a Big Lottery Fund application.

Read what Gemma - a Launceston mum-of-six whose son has complex needs - and her volunteer Phyl say:
Gemma said: “Phyl is lovely, she’s a great help. I sometime struggle to ask her to do the simple things, like folding laundry. But if I’m having a low day, I really look forward to her coming round so we can have a cup of tea and a chat.

Phyl said: “If you’ve got time, it’s something that’s very rewarding....It’s more recently that we’ve started to do things. We started off just having a coffee and a chat, and helping with things like laundry.."


Charity No: 1159948

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