Here are some Testimonies of Support in Action.
Their stories are their own and are examples of how Home-Start Garioch can help those in the local community.
Testimonies from our referrers
“My experience has shown that it can help prevent families from reaching crisis point and family breakdown”
“This is a very valued service which provides both practical and emotional and timely support to vulnerable families in need. This service appears to enable families and is indeed based upon values such as respect for people (in their circumstances) and not discriminatory in any way”
“Home Start Garioch have provided invaluable support to families when the service I work with has completed the work they have been doing, complementing the work we have done together and providing a positive way forward for them.”
Testimonies from some of our families
"I resisted having a volunteer for a long time as I thought they were only for families with real needs. I really wish I hadn’t struggled along and had my volunteer sooner. She has made such a difference and I am now enjoying my children. I had a need, I just didn’t recognise it as that!”
“It has been good to have someone to talk to and confide in outside family and the medical profession. I felt I could get impartial advice about lots of issues and her maturity and life experiences really helped if I had any worries or concerns."
"I don't have family nearby and with my difficult home life, I felt isolated and unable to go very far. My volunteer has been fantastic just by being there I was able to do things often others take for granted.”
Testimonies from some of our volunteers
“I thought volunteering was just about helping others and giving to others, I didn’t realise the personal reward it would bring and how good about myself I would feel.”
“Volunteering has given me so much confidence in myself, seeing the change in the families and knowing I have been a part of that.”
“I have learned a lot about myself, I have skills I didn’t know. I’ve also learned a lot”
“Somebody asked me why I volunteer, it’s not like I’m paid. I told them what I get from volunteering, money can’t buy”