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  About Home-Start in Suffolk
 Home-Start in Suffolk is a volunteer-based family support charity dedicated to supporting families struggling with mental health problems, disability, long term or terminal illness, bereavement, domestic abuse, behavioural issues, isolation, poverty, family breakdowns and so much more.
They work with parents and children aged 0-12 across Suffolk, engaging them where they live, providing fully trained, experienced, volunteers that pre COVID- 19, would visit families at home offering the support necessary to give them the best possible pathway to stability, happiness and cohesion which has been proven to have a hugely positive impact on supported families.
Since the pandemic hit, a telephone support service has been put in place which has been hugely successful and will continue to be available to families as they begin to return to home- visiting support in the coming months. In the last year Home-Start volunteers supported 1,500 people and this number has continued to grow year on year.
The organisation is the country’s largest Early Intervention family support provider with over 250 active volunteers. These volunteers are a lifeline, working with families to prevent them reaching crisis point.
 turned into an electric saw, for example. Who even knows what a CD is these days? But you’d be surprised how little I have to change.
How much involvement did you have in the casting of Foyle’s War? Michael Kitchen seems such a good fit as Foyle. My wife, Jill Green, was the producer of Foyle and the two of us worked on it together for sixteen years – so between us we did have a lot of control. Michael Kitchen was the first actor we approached to play Foyle and we were both delighted that he agreed. He was a brilliant fit and very much helped shape the character.
Kitchen appears to be quite private and an elusive interviewee. Do you know him quite well?
I haven’t seen Michael for a while but of course I knew him well while we were filming. He is a very private person – but 100% professional.
Generally speaking are you pleased when you see your work on the big or small screen?
Both. The new series of Alex Rider has just appeared on what you call the “small” screen but actually a lot of the most interesting work is now being done on TV and I would say that “small” is the wrong word. ‘
The prolific writer Anthony Horowitz
“I have to look at the stories and see if anything has gone out of date. There was a CD player that turned into an electric saw, for example. Who even knows what a CD is these days?”
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