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Below are some examples of our recent press releases, press statements and comment pieces that have been published in the press.

You will also find details of how to contact the Greater Manchester Home-Starts if you are looking for spokespeople and case studies.

Our Fortnightly Press Column

The Greater Manchester Home-Starts have their own column that is printed across several weekly newspapers covering Greater Manchester. Read our comment pieces below.

Our Press Releases

We like to share our news; read our press releases below.

Home-Start calls for children to be prioritised
Home-Start Manchester North-volunteer recruitment
An innovative solution to the food poverty crisis hitting Greater Manchester
Home-Start Manchester North reaches out to families who are struggling this Christmas.
Calling all parents across Greater Manchester- could you spare a couple of hours a week to help a local family that will last a lifetime?
Local family support charity celebrates almost £400,000 of funding to carry on its vital support for Manchester families
Every parent needs a bit of help sometimes…Could you spare a few hours each week and make a difference to young families in Trafford & Salford that will last a lifetime?
Home-Start GM – Lottery funding
Home-start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside wins innovation award to improve quality of health care
Home-Start Bury and Bolton – CIN funding
Home-Start Rochdale celebrates 17 years of family support
Salford’s leading family support charity launches innovative new project with Salford University
More volunteers needed as family referrals rise say Home-Start
Home-Start Bury, Bolton and Rochdale to receive Lottery funding
Rochdale mum raises almost £300 for the charity who once supported here
Home-Start in Wigan
Home-Start Rochdale
Home-Start HOST

Our Press Comments 

The seven Greater Manchester Home-Starts are passionate about raising important issues affecting family life. Below are some examples of Greater Manchester Home-Starts comment pieces published in the press- including the Manchester Evening News, and The Telegraph online.

Some food for thought – Manchester Evening News
Too many children in care – Manchester Evening News
We comment on Post Natal Depression – The Telegraph Online
‘Mums of kids aged four at risk of post natal depression’ – Manchester Evening News
‘Stopping families from reaching crisis point across Greater Manchester’ – Manchester Evening News
‘Parents in Manchester could get 30 hours of free childcare from next year’ – Manchester Evening News
‘Charity is a lifeline for Manchester families’ – Manchester Evening News
‘Home-Start urges families to budget ahead of the new school year.’ – Manchester Evening News
We respond to the rise of child poverty amongst ‘working poor’ families – Manchester Evening News
‘Poorer families would struggle if schools use inset days to let parents book cheaper holidays, a charity claims’ – Manchester Evening News
‘Government to invest in parenting lessons’ – Manchester Evening News

Press Contact

We welcome the press to contact us for comment, interviews and case studies. Please be aware that we will not provide a Home-Start family or volunteer case study unless a Home-Start representative is being interviewed too. Equally we will not supply case studies if the press are not highlighting the work of our charity; either GM Home-Starts, or one of the seven Home-Starts working across Greater Manchester.

For all press enquires please contact:

Jo McLeish, The Media Room, t: 07801565623,