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Referrals up to 555 for families with child under 5!

We are delighted to report that we have just received our 555th referral to provide support to a local family in Bridport in West Dorset. [Kelly Rolfe: 18th Jan 2018 15:11:00]

Great Boost for Weymouth and Portland

Great News... We have been successful with 2 grants from the Woodward Trust and Portland Harbour Authority to increase volunteer numbers in Weymouth and Portland [Kelly Rolfe: 18th Jan 2018 14:02:00]

Thank you to the Three Choirs

A huge thank you to the Three Choirs who raised £879.82 for Home-Start West Dorset at their Christmas concert [Nicola Stickland: 8th Jan 2018 16:59:00]

Dorchester - inexpensive meeting room for hire

Home-Start West Dorset has a large meeting room available for hire in Poundbury, Dorchester at very competitive prices! [Nicola Stickland: 8th Jan 2018 16:44:00]

Thank you

A big thank you to Jon and James at Alacrify for re-launching our website. We are thrilled with the end result! [Nicola Stickland: 4th Dec 2017 21:30:00]

Festive Christmas excitement - Santa and his sleigh in Crossways and a concert in Dorchester

Lots of activities going on at Home-Start West Dorset in Dorchester and Crossways this year. Please come along and join us - we look forward to seeing you! [Nicola Stickland: 30th Nov 2017 21:38:00]

Free Preparation Courses 2018

Are you interested in using your parenting skills to help families in West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland? We are running free preparation courses for people who are interested in becoming home visiting volunteers. [Nicola Stickland: 26th Nov 2017 20:36:00]

Annual General Meeting 2017

On 6 July HSWD held their AGM at the Weymouth Avenue Pavilion and summaried the high and lows experienced during the financial year 2016-2017. Mayor of Dorchester Susie Hosford kindly chaired the meeting along with presenting length of service awards to volunteers. [Gemma Vasey: 7th Jul 2017 09:00:00]

Dorchester Mayoress raises £320

THE MAYORESS of Dorchester put her ‘backside in the beans’ to raise money for a good cause. Anita Harries gathered a hoard of attention as she braved the wet weather to dress as a hot dog and sit in a paddling pool of baked beans on Saturday. [Gemma Vasey: 26th May 2017 15:48:00]

Barn Dance a success

Helen, Nicola and Camilla organised a fantastic evening of classic, rural, country dancing, with a ploughman's supper, last saturday at the stunning gerogian barn on Ashton Farm, Martinstown near Dorchester. [Gemma Vasey: 26th May 2017 15:44:00]

Kelly and family were FANTASTIC

HSWD employee Kelly, her 6 year old daughter and members of their family braved the elements and glowed in the dark at the recent Bournemouth 5K Glow Run. [Gemma Vasey: 10th Feb 2017 15:49:00]

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