Katherine Laverack from Home-start East Lindsey  talked about their work supporting families in the district on Tuesday 1st July 2014

Home-start, East Lindsey is a registered charity with bases in Skegness, Horncastle and Louth.

Home-start volunteers help families who must have at least one child under the age of 8years. Every family has different issues and problems but may be feeling -:

Isolated in their community, with no family support nearby and struggling to make friends.

Suffering with post natal depression but finding it hard to talk to others about it.

Having a hard time coping with a child’s illness.

Overwhelmed by the death of a loved one.

Struggling with the emotional effects of having twins, triplets or more.

Struggling to cope with a disability or relationship problems.

Tired, unhappy, exhausted.
Through the offer of support, friendship and practical help to parents by well trained volunteers Home-start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community.

Home-start East Lindsey receive funding from Lincolnshire County Council which is reducing year by year, a grant from the national Lottery which runs out next year and about 20% of their annual income comes from fund raising in the local community.

Following many questions from Rotarians Katherine was thanked on behalf of the club by Andrew Quickfall, Community and Vocational Chair. Andrew commented on the excellent work of Home-start and particularly the number and quality of the volunteers who work so hard with the families

The Rotary Club of Skegness are supporting this very worthy cause financially and look forward to seeing Katherine again later in the year.

Karen Froggatt, Mablethorpe Town Manager,  visited the Rotary Club of Skegness on Tuesday 17th June 2014

Mablethorpe Town Centre Manager is now the Operations Manager of the Mablethorpe Area Partnership Community Interest Company. (www.mablethorpe.info/mablethorpe-area-partnership)

Karen Froggatt gave an excellant powerpoint presentation informing us of achievement of the Mablethorpe Area Partnership.

Karen Froggatt

Examples of some of our successful projects so far include:-

Mablethorpe & Sutton on Sea
Shop front grant scheme
mplementation of Shopwatch
Cycle racks
Bathing Beauty interpretation boards and Cycle route boards
What's on in Mablethorpe & Sutton on Sea Publication
Bathing Beauties Festival - 3 yr grant funding

Installation of High Street Banners promoting local events and attractions.
Re-location of the weekly market to the High Street.
Installation of new town signage, visitor map boards and interpretation boards.
Karen FroggattA strengthened events programme.
Re-development of the town website in partnership with Bowhunter Websites.
Map Boards
New tourism signage
High Street banners
New events - Busking Festival, Love Sandcastles Challenge, Mablethorpe goes Crackers at Christmas

Sutton on Sea
Sutton on Sea Carnival: Rural Development Grant - 2 year funding package
Support to Sutton on Sea Christmas Fayre
MAP CIC to lead on the event in 2014