logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 31 - May 2003

Sure Start relaunch

Over 100 people from all Burngreave’s communities were hugely impressed by the recent relaunch of Burngreave and Fir Vale Sure Start.

Programme Manager Amanda Boughton-Brown set out the national targets for Sure Start: Improving Social and Emotional Development; Improving Health; Improving the Ability to Learn and Strengthening Families and Communities. Amanda also referred to proposals for a Burngeave base for Sure Start.

This was followed by presentations by Sonia Graham, Family Support Team Manager; Sally Penn, Early Years Manager; Janet McVeigh, Health and Parental Involvement Co-ordinator. Sure Start Board chair, Andy Stockton, a local parent himself, spoke of plans for more parental involvement.

Young children enjoying entertainment at the SureStart re-launch.Finally, Howard Golding, welfare rights worker, spoke of the range of issues addressed amongst the 80 or so cases a month that he supports in his outreach advice work role. The food was particularly excellent and a high-quality event was enjoyed by all.



A young girl views the reflection of her painted face in a mirror.

A young girl with a painted face.