Our new outreach partnership is progressing well. Lucy has been going since 19th September 2017 and goes every week to the parent and toddler drop in at Hempsted and talks to parents, listens to their problems, advices them on child issues and sign posts to other specialist agencies for targeted help. The group leaders welcome our input and value our experience. As a result of our involvement with this group we were invited to refer any of our families who were to be on their own this Christmas, to St Swithun’s and St Mary’s church Christmas day lunch. It was held in the same location as the parent and toddler group, The Lysons Hall in Hempsted. They even put on transport. We referred two families who were going to be alone and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.