A FAMILY support group has been granted funding for a further three years so it can continue to provide its vital service.

Home-Start Harwich received the funding from the Big Lottery Community Fund, meaning it can carry on its work with families with children under the age of 11.

Parents are once again able to meet up with the volunteers who support them and return to their support groups as Government restrictions have been lifted.

Wendy Taylor, manager at Home-Start, said: “It has been a presence in Harwich for 25 years and has been an important part of the lives of very many families.

“We are so happy to know our work will continue.”

If anyone would like to join the group’s team of volunteers they should contact 01255 556230.