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Home-Start’s Family Matters webinars are back in March and we’re inviting you to join us for 30 minutes of time to focus on important themes for every family. They are free, but places are limited, and you must register to attend.

In this series of lunchtime webinars, we will explore issues common to all families and share hints and tips for a happy and healthy family life. Each session will finish with a Q&A.

Join us from your desk, eat your lunch and take 30 minutes to focus on an important family issue. As this is a webinar rather than a zoom call, you will be watching or listening anonymously. Any questions you post can be posted anonymously too.

How to bounce back from the challenging times and enjoy the positives of parenting

Wednesday 17 March 12.30pm – 1pm – Missed it? Watch it here

Speaker: Janet Grant is a leadership development trainer and resilience coach working alongside a wide range of companies including BAE Systems, Janssen Pharmaceutical, marketing agencies and charities. She is a trustee of Home-Start Trafford, Salford and Wigan.

Autism awareness for families

Wednesday 31st March 12.30pm – 1pm – Missed it? Watch it here

Speaker: Heather Brookes has been working with Home-Start since 2016, initially as a volunteer and then as a Co-ordinator.  She has a keen interest in Autism, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Autism Spectrum Conditions from Manchester Metropolitan Uni in 2019.  She has two boys, aged 12 & 14, one with autism and additional complex needs.

Giving children the best start in school

Wednesday 14th April 12.30pm – 1pm – Sign up now

Speaker: Dawn Schofield has been working for Home-Start since 2019 and is a specialist School Readiness Coordinator. Her role is to support families to ensure that their children are ready to start school and thrive in their learning. Dawn has a keen interest in education and development after spending 12 years as a Secondary school teacher, as a leader of pupil personal development and as a safeguarding lead. She has two boys, aged 14 & 9 and assists coaching a youth rugby league team in her spare time.


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