We are delighted to be able to share with you our HSES Impact Report 2021-22
In a year where we all continued to feel the effects of the pandemic, there was considerable hesitation around when was the right time to start meeting in person. The majority of our services have continued via Zoom as it has worked so well and shown that we are able to reach clients that we may not otherwise. An obvious consideration for all charities is funding, and this year we experienced issues obtaining funding for our volunteer service. As a result of this we have amalgamated and diversified our Being Mum programme. It is now called Being Family, an online group with 1:1 volunteer support open to any parent or carer of a baby under 12 months old.
Both our Lotus domestic abuse recovery programme and Who’s in Charge? child-to-parent violence course have built up a long waiting list, therefore requiring more groups to be run. We are pleased to say that we are aiming to deliver more of these much-needed programmes in the coming year and beyond.
We have said goodbye to former colleagues and welcomed new ones, expanding the team and creating roles that work for both the charity and the individual. Working out the strengths of our staff is key to ensuring job satisfaction and we encourage constant dialogue about what is going well and what needs improving.
As you will see from the report, we receive funding and donations from a variety of sources. That may be a grant, regular donations, a one-off donation or the funds collected from a fundraising event. We are extremely grateful for all the support we receive to be able to continue supporting vulnerable families in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.