Family support group receives funding boost from builder

A Home Link Family Support volunteer plays eyes, ears and nose with a young child.
A Home Link Family Support volunteer plays eyes, ears and nose with a young child.
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Local charity Home Link Family Support has received a donation of £1,000 from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

Home Link Family Support provides help to struggling families with young children who are not coping.

The donation will go towards the Young Parents’ Service Midlothian, which provides specialised support to help young parents and families access services, build confidence in themselves and improve interaction between parents and their children.

Joanne Casey, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, said: “The work that Home Link Family Support does has struck a chord with us all. Young people and their children deserve every opportunity get the best start in life so that they and their family can succeed and thrive and it’s a privilege for us to be able to add our assistance.”

Paula Swanston, of Home Link Family Support, said “This grant is wonderful news for struggling families with young children.

“Young parents may be struggling to cope for a variety of reasons but through dedicated volunteer support which comes to them in their homes, families can go on to thrive and children have a better start in life.”