Together Home-Start UK and local Home-Starts form the Home-Start service, delivering one-to-one support, friendship and practical help to families in our area. We know that Home-Start’s local services make a real difference to families’ lives and that these services derive great value from being part of a wider network, with Home-Start UK at the centre.
Name: Options Wimbledon Pregnancy Resource Centre
Champion: Nikki Mellard
Options provides free confidential counselling for issues related to pregnancy, including unplanned pregnancy, bereavement after miscarriage, and difficult feelings after a pregnancy termination (abortion).
Our trained volunteer counsellors provide a listening ear, accurate information, and friendly support.
Name: London Institute of Contemporary Christianity
Champion: Sarah Jane (SJ) Marshall
LICC’s overall mission is to make whole-life discipleship unavoidable and central in the lives of the people and leaders of the UK church. LICC aims to equip Christians through their churches to be effective witnesses wherever they are on their frontline.
MEDAIR is an international relief and rehabilitation charity whose UK headquarters are now based locally at Oval. They work in many countries in “hard to reach” situations. Currently they are working in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Haiti, Iraq, Madagascar, Philippines, Somalia and South Sudan.
We have supported Becky and Pavel for a number of years and would like to continue to do so, particularly as Becky was our youth and children’s worker. We had a group of people go out to encourage them in the Autumn 2015. It is hope there may be an opportunity to send another team soon.