This service offers support to struggling families with at least one child under five years old. After talking through their issues with a Home-Start Coordinator, families decide how the service can help them.
Trained volunteers home-visit families for approximately three months with a focus on one or two goals.
Families may be experiencing issues such as social isolation, child behavioural issues, relationship problems and coping with multiple births. Our volunteers can offer:
- Practical help
- emotional support
- encouragement with parenting skills
- assistance with accessing medical appointments and local services.
The service helps families to overcome their difficulties for themselves and regain their confidence.
Referrals and information
Referrals can be made by families who can contact the office for an informal chat in the first instance, or complete a self-referral form.
Professionals such as nursery staff, key workers, health visitors and social workers can email a referral form.
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 612025.