Baby boom centre's national recognition

baby_boom webA children's centre that received national praise has seen a baby boom among staff with a fifth expecting or recently giving birth.

Haslingden Community Link combines childcare and parent craft activities with a community centre and cafe meeting the needs of all ages in its local area.

It was lauded as an example of best practice in a recent government white paper discussing the future of Sure Start centres. As part of Catherine Smyth Media's contract with Rossendale charity REAL, an article on the centre was published. Organisers are looking for more people to get involved with the running of the Haslingden Community Link as voluntary trustees.

To read more see About My Area community website. The story also featured in the Rossendale Free Press. Click to link to Haslingden Community Link.