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 different projects involving a combination of home-visiting support, groups and courses.
See Guide to our Services
To make a referral - see below.
PLEASE NOTE: (from 30 April 2020) We are open again for referrals but can only offer our limited FAMILY CONNECT service providing
telephone-based support / advice / online resources for families with very young children (primarily under 5 years) facing difficulties at this time.
Family PNI Project
- for families who are experiencing post-natal illness
Family Know How Project
- practical family support
Active Families Project
- helping families become physically active together
Young Parents Project
- for parents under 21 years and their pre-school child/ren
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 have additional needs to access our services, we will aim to respond in a bespoke way.
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.
Please use this separate Referral Form for the Active Families Project.
The document below sets out how and why our charity collects information about those using our services:
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