A Lichfield family charity threatened with closure has been saved after securing funding for the next three years.

Home-Start Lichfield and District provides support to families with children under five through support groups and volunteers who work with individual families.

The charity was established in 2002, but faced the prospect of having to close later this year after Lottery funding came to an end in 2008. But the future now looks bright with the news that it has been offered £50,000 per year from South Staffs Primary Care Trust and £5,000 per year from Lichfield District Council.

Home-Start Lichfield and District, which is based at the Old Mining College Centre in Burntwood, employs five staff and has provided support to over 350 local families since 2002.

Chair of the Trustees, Steve Lightfoot said:

“This is very good news for us and families with small children in Lichfield, Burntwood and the surrounding area. Home-Start will be able to continue to provide help to families struggling with a whole range of problems”


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