Staff and trustees from Home-Starts across Wales took part in co-production workshops during November to launch the Home-Start Helping Working Families project.

The workshops marked the start of the new project, funded by Big Lottery Wales, which will support families affected by in-work poverty.

It will see the embedding of co-production skills in Home-Start across Wales, which will shape the development of support for families.

Home-Start in Wales have been awarded £499,000 over four years, by Big Lottery Wales. The innovative funding will see Home-Starts use their experience of working with families combined with the coproduction skills to more fully engage parents in determining the support they need and to co-design activities that will produce enhanced outcomes.

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Bethan Webber, Home-Start Wales Director said "We are delighted to be part of the Helping Working Families programme. We are very grateful to Big Lottery Wales for recognising the importance of coproduction to delivering enhanced outcomes for families, and crucially the need to give space, time and resources to enable true co-productive practice to take place."

Families may move in and out of poverty depending on their circumstances at the time. Helping Working Families will encourage people and organisations to work together to produce more transformative solutions to improve the lives of families with children affected by poverty.