We are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Bromyard Christmas tree festival. This year our theme is ‘Honesty at Christmas’- Christmas can mean different things for us all and this year we asked people at Hope what Christmas meant for them. The answers came thick and fast, some are happy, loving words and some are sad and not easy to read, but they are honest. We hope, however you spend this Christmas our honesty at Christmas tree means something to everyone who sees it.
According to a recent survey published last week by the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), the findings paint a picture of “a vital safety net under pressure” – iHV Survey
A report by UNICEF in October 2022 states, “One in three parents in England are finding it difficult to access professional support for themselves and their child. For those who have found it difficult to access support, 78% have been left feeling frustrated by this, with a worrying 21% left feeling desperate.” – UNICEF Report
For information about local services – HOPE Support Services
Our Sensory Room opens on January 30th, a wonderful resource that individuals and groups can book and which will be available to those who attend our Play & Learn and Baby Play & Weigh groups.
For two weeks we will be offering a FREE introductory session to give you a quick tour. A member of staff will be on hand to show you how all the wonderful resources work and how they are used to promote a child’s sensory experience and development. Bookings will be available in 45 minute slots and will allow up to six people to attend in each session.
We hope you’ll come and visit us to enjoy everything that the room offers. After the two week launch the room will be available to book. If you would like to join us for our launch please call us to book your place on 01885 488495.
We now have a friendly drop in session that parents/carers can bring their baby to and have a tea or coffee and a chat.
The local Health Visiting team will be on hand to offer baby weigh-in, advice/guidance and support.
Suitable for 0-pre walkers.
Held at the HOPE Centre, Thursdays 10am – noon.
Donation for refreshments welcome.