Home-Start UK is delighted to receive the backing of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and their grant of £35,000 to help local Home-Start to provide support to vulnerable ex-Army and veteran families.

ABF Soldiers charityThe Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army and provides a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families, in times of need.

Their grant to Home-Start will make a huge difference to former Army families going through crisis and distress and who turn to us for help. The support of The Soldiers’ Charity will ensure that families are given appropriate, tailored support through our unique home visiting service and attendance at local family groups, helping to reduce isolation, increase confidence and giving their children a better start in life.

Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff ABF The Soldiers’ Charity comments:

The difference the support from the family to a soldier makes should never be overlooked. The difficulties faced by those in the Armed Forces whilst serving is often reflected in the stresses felt by those family members who may be left at home awaiting their return. We hope that the grant to support Home-Start UK will make a difference to those family members who need their vital help in alleviating these stresses.