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2:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A POSITIVE note was struck at the annual meeting of a Hampshire charity despite the challenge of increased demand and Government cuts.
About 40 people gathered for the Winchester branch Home-Start meeting at Lanterns Nursery School in Weeke, which also marked 40 years since the organisation first began supporting struggling young families in the UK.
Chairman Liz Cooper said: “We have assisted 52 families in just seven months, compared to 59 in the previous 12 months, so we’re already up in our numbers.”
The meeting heard that a third of the charity’s funding comes from local authorities, but austerity measures have seen funding from Hampshire County Council drop from £12,015 in 2012, to £8,175 for 2013.
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