25th November 2019
Ahead of Christmas, Berkeley Homes North East London staff will take part in a Christmas Gift Collection for their Designated Charity, Home-Start London. Around 200 staff will receive a gift tag with a child's gender and age, and will buy a suitable Christmas gift for them. All gifts are then delivered to the Home-Start London offices, who will distribute them to the children and families they work with.
Berkeley Homes NEL took part in this last year too. One mum whose two young sons received presents said that she couldn't believe that someone would donate such lovely toys, and that the gifts were perfectly chosen.
Home-Start London is a consortium made up of 14 Home-Start schemes from across London reaching as far as Barnet in the north to Sutton in the south and Redbridge in the east to Hillingdon in the west.
Home-Start's trade mark early intervention model includes training and placing home visiting volunteers with families from all walks of life who are finding it difficult to cope. By providing non-judgemental practical and emotional support Home-Start helps parents find ways to manage and sort out their difficulties before they become more serious.