On Thursday we welcomed Bill Wiggin, MP and the Mayor and Mayoress of Bromyard to the Centre. At the meeting the management team delivered a short presentation outlining the services and activities on offer. The award of a new Children’s Centre contract and the Centre’s participation in the Royal British Legion Bromyard’s “Everyone Remembered” were also on the agenda; pictured above with Sarah Eardley (CEO at the HOPE Centre) are Bill Wiggin, MP, Cllr Roger Page, Mayor of Bromyard with the Mayoress, Claire Davies, holding some of the poppies that have been made at Oscar’s Café.
The MP and Mayor and Mayoress are very supportive of the essential services and support offered by the Centre to the local community and the role it plays locally. The Mayor acknowledged the importance of the presence of the centre in Bromyard and the variety of different services on offer.
A recent publication from the LGA, Local Government Association, highlighted that in Herefordshire the number of Child Protection Plans increased by 88% compared with last year. The early intervention and support services that centres like Hope for Children & their Families offer are a trusted and known resource situated locally. This makes them able to seamlessly provide services quickly and easily thereby helping to avoid escalation to more costly interventions from statutory services.