I AM worried about the closures of so many of the Sure Starts in Trafford.

The Children’s Centre provided me with so much support while my children were little.

They helped me with weaning and breastfeeding advice, and they linked me in with a support worker who sorted out parenting classes for me which taught me how to discipline my son effectively.

It totally changed our family life. If I hadn’t gone to the playgroups, I would not have known where to turn.

I have also made friends with other parents from all walks of life, which has made me feel part of the community, and stopped me feeling isolated. It will be such a loss to the area if they were to go.