The minutes from the scrutiny committee that met on the 19th January to discuss the proposal by Hereford Council to ‘take in house’ the Children’s Centre services that we currently provide are now available to view online.
Please click here to view the minutes.
When the current contract ends at the beginning of April, Herefordshire Council would like to deliver the Children’s Centre service instead of HOPE. This is a link to the council’s proposal
What is the current Children’s Centre service in Bromyard?
HOPE have always delivered this for nearly 20 years. The service is about helping families with children 0-5. This includes the groups we run, the family event days, the café activities, the advice and guidance you get and many other things that HOPE offers.
You might have used us in the past or are using us now. Either way, it is really important that a locally provided service can continue, especially when the pandemic means getting help is really difficult.
Bromyard’s rural location means it is not always easy to access services. As a local provider we think we know what people need and can respond quickly when help is needed. We know the local community and think we are in a good position to know Bromyard pretty well. This means that the future of Hope will be affected if the services are moved.
You can send us a comment, messenger us or mail us and we will collect all the comments and give them to the council. It is really important to say what you think about local services if you want to protect them. You can mail us firstname.lastname@example.org and this is our Facebook account @HOPECentreBromyard.
If you prefer to comment directly to the council on the proposed changes, you can write to Amanda Price, Amanda.Price@herefordshire.gov.uk or Richard Watson, Richard.email@example.com
Herefordshire Council offers support to the most vulnerable people and those struggling to cope during lockdown –
Residents told to STAY AT HOME now as COVID-19 case rates rise – Herefordshire Council
If you need to isolate and there are gaps in your plan which means that you require additional support, please contact the Herefordshire Council Talk Community Helpdesk by calling 01432 260027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WISH website has lots of information on where you can find local support
Coronavirus: Local community information – WISH Herefordshire (wisherefordshire.org)
For advice on money, debt and budgeting and information about the council’s Better Off Service and financial support visit www.wisherefordshire.org/money
As Christmas approaches and the year ends, on behalf of everyone at Hope I would like to send best wishes at Christmas to those we work with, to those who have supported us during this difficult year and to those we have supported. I’d also like to say a big thank you to all our professional colleagues and stakeholders but especially to the people in Bromyard who have looked after one another and done their very best to make things better for everyone.
With our very best wishes for a better 2021 and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.