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Rosie had been in an abusive relationship…

Rosie had been in an abusive relationship …. My ex carved words into my back, he burned me with cigarettes. He threatened to take my children away… My volunteer is a man called Wayne. He comes round every week. My family is now starting to do ‘normal’ things like watching TV together. We were very ... Read More

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They have supported me during a very stressful period of my life.

After my 3rd  (child ) was born, my partner left me and with other family difficulties, I found coping with this and looking after my 3 children too stressful. I have poor health myself and am low in self-confidence, I don’t go out on my own. I was struggling so much and felt so lonely, I ... Read More

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I can talk to her about anything and everything.

I decided to have Home-Start support because I was suffering from depression and struggling at home with day to day things, and I also had very little support nearby from family. When my volunteer comes, we talk, Claire sits and listens to me and she also helps me with the children. Sometimes she brings puzzles ... Read More

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Kim came once a week to visit me.

Kim came once a week to visit me. It was difficult for me to let anyone in the house at the time because of the constant mess , piles of dirty baby clothes and bedding from Charlotte’s upset tummy ( she was lactose intolerant ) . I thought that anyone coming in would see that ... Read More