Charity set to help more families in Guernsey

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A Guernsey charity says it did so well in its first full year of operation that it is looking to expand its service to help more families.

Home-Start offers support and advice to parents with at least one child under the age of five.

The national charity launched in the island in July 2007, but only began operating with two co-ordinators a year ago.

Rachel Hockey, trustee for the branch, said the service was for everyone.

She said: "You don't have to be a family with huge problems by any means. You can just be a nice ordinary family that just happens to need some help at this time in life.

"It could be as simple as six to eight weeks [of weekly visits] and we're waving goodbye to you as a success story.

"It's nice to be able to help where sometimes the help just isn't around."

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