Home-Start supports families with young children who are facing stressful situations. For example isolution, post natal depression, illness. Volunteers offer support, friendship and practical help to families in their own home. We also run a weekly family group and courses.
Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. The benefits of our support include improved health and well being and better family relationships.
We provide one-to-one support for parents
Our volunteers visit the family’s home for a couple of hours every week. They tailor-make their support to the needs of the parents and children. Volunteers are very committed and will keep visiting until the youngest child turns five or starts school, or until the parents feel they can stand on their own two feet. Parents and volunteers often develop a deeply trusting relationship which can lead to powerful change within the family.
Volunteers offer support, friendship and practical help to families in their own home. Family Group provides a morning of activities for parents to enjoy with their child/children. We also offer courses and outings to families.