What we do
For many years, we’ve worked across communities to provide support for families with young children who are facing difficulties.
We have long-term experience in family support and are established as one of the leading charities working in this field in the community. Our impact within the local communities we serve is far reaching, aiding reduction in isolation and loneliness, improving mental health of adults and children, improving educational attainment, building healthy relationships, supporting more nurturing environments and improving the wellbeing of parents with, or at risk of, mental ill health during the perinatal period (during pregnancy and until infant reaches three year old). With our focus on empowerment and resilience, we assist families to become self-reliant, confident and connected.
Support from Home-Start
The support we offer is as individual as families themselves. Our service is completely confidential and we respect the circumstances of each family without judgment.
Our support happens within the family home and we respect the very privileged position we are in by being in what is sometimes the most private and safest space for many.
Before a Peer Volunteer is carefully matched to offer support, our professional and friendly staff team will meet each family to identify needs, circumstances and also wider services that may help.
We work closely with colleagues in health, social care and education, however we never share information about our support without your permission. Our service is most effective when based on trusted relationships