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Home-Start North West Leicestershire

Mums In Mind Courses

Home-Start NWL has supported families where Post Natal Illness is the main reason for referral by offering attendance at a Mums In Mind course and when necessary being supported by our home visiting volunteers. We have been able to continue this work by seeking funding for individual courses from a number of differing grant giving organisations to replace the lost financial support from Leicestershire County Council.

Please contact us for the latest information on course availability and discuss any referral to the group.

Feedback from an independent review consultant on MIMS:

" The MIMS support group was valued particularly highly by families who had attended/are attending. All said they felt a genuine caring within the group. One parent shared " I would not have survived if it were it not for the group". One of the key factors which felt enabled them to relax was knowing their children were being really well cared for by the crèche worker. "

" Families reported being given information on additional services in the community by volunteers and organisers who also advocated on their behalf when necessary to access specialist support/agencies. Interviews with referrers confirmed that the scheme accepted referrals from a diverse range of family backgrounds and structures.

" Volunteers we met were clear about their role with families, the importance of maintaining appropriate boundaries, recognizing potential dependency issues alongside a strong sense of respect, care and concern for the families they support "