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Vacancy: Young Parents Support Lead

After nearly 10 years our Young Parents Lead, Sarah Childs, is standing down at the end of the year to start a new chapter in her life. She’s leaving the project in great shape and it offers a fantastic opportunity for the right person to make a difference to the lives of young parents (to 25) and their children in North Dorset.

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The new normal – getting there this September!

It certainly feels as though things are getting back to normal and we couldn’t be happier! This week has seen us re-open the centre properly for the first time since March 2019: the soft furniture is back in place; we’ve welcomed two new staff members; restarted ‘Bekah’s Kitchen’; invited our local PCSO, Jamie Randell, to visit our young parents’ group in Sherborne to talk about home safety; restarted our learning sessions in Sherborne and Yeovil after the summer break and managed to avoid a flooding issue in the centre.

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Back to school worries…

After the freedom of the long summer holidays, the start of the new school year fills many young people with dread.

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A day in the life of: Sarah Childs, Young Parents Lead

Sarah Childs – Young Parents Lead

In the first of a new series of articles to give insight into life at the Rendezvous, we asked Sarah Childs to tell us in her own words what a typical day is like for her.

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Excellence, respect and friendship

Volunteers at the Summer Tea – August 2021

If there were medals for volunteering we would bet on the Rendezvous team taking a place on that podium – they really do embody the three core Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship.

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Young mums need help! (and dads too)

Our Gillingham Young Parents group is growing so fast we need two new volunteers to help with the weekly Thursday morning group (9.30-12.30).

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Our programme – from September

Photo: Chris Lawton

We want to do our bit to restrict the spread of the Delta variant so, whilst we are definitely moving towards ‘normal’, we are taking a cautious approach to opening up fully. 

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Old school, online and text…

We’d like to say a big thank you to the generosity of our supporters who have used every way possible to donate to us in the last few weeks.

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