Valerie visits Darlaston SureStart Centre

On Friday 14 June 2013 Valerie visited Darlaston SureStart Centre.

Following the visit, Valerie said:

“The tremendous contribution made by SureStart Children’s Centres to our communities is too often overlooked. But the impact of Darlaston SureStart Children’s Centre is immense. I was impressed by the dedication of staff, who often deal with extremely difficult situations. The Centre brings together a range of services under one roof including a day nursery the Natioanl Childbirth Trust new parents class, a sewing group and a place where anyone can meet in a cafe largely run by volunteers. On Thursday mornings advice is available from Walsall Welfare Rights Service.”

“Our SureStart Children’s Centres represent a vital investment in the future of society and I hope they continue to be funded in the coming years.”