How we can help you
Parents can face many challenges bringing up their children. Pressures such as
- illnesses or disabilities
- mental health issues
- multiple births
- loneliness and isolation
- family/relationship breakdown
- financial hardship
can all make a difficult time even harder.
To Home-Start every family is special and we respond to each family's needs through our Families in Mind and Family Know How Projects
involving a combination of home-visiting support, groups and courses. See Guide to our Services
Families in Mind (FIMs)
- for families who are experiencing post-natal illness
Family Know How
- practical family support
We will also soon be offering support through our new Active Families Project and Young Parents Project
(see our Guide to Services above).
Home-visiting support consists of 2-3 hours a week by a volunteer who is normally a parent themselves - families are matched with a volunteer on the basis of level of need and the availability of a suitable volunteer.
We support parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with their community.
If you feel you would like to know more about ways we can help you, call 01858 467982.
Referring Agencies: to make a referral, please complete our Referral Form.