Offering a helping hand to carers in social isolation

Local children’s charity Ruby’s Fund is on the lookout for “warm and friendly” volunteers to be part of its new befriending project.
The project aims to help parent carers of local children from birth to eight years old who have special educational needs or disabilities.
Alison Parr, the founder of Ruby’s Fund, told the Chronicle: “We were finding parents who wanted to access the centre, but were unable to due to social isolation. We engaged with them through home visits to assess the children and the project evolved from there.

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