Home-Start wants to see a society in which every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.
Please help us in our mission to provide a home start for every child under five in every community in the UK.
Home-start help to increase the confidence and independence of families by:
•Visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance
•Reassuring parents that their childcare problems are not unusual or unique
•Encouraging parents' strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children
•Trying to get the fun back into family life
Our volunteers, who have parenting experience themselves, can offer:
•Precious time for listening and talking
•Help with the children
•A break for parents
•Practical help and reassurance
•A chance to meet other parents in similar situations
•Support to use local services and resources
Parents ask for Home-Start's help for all sorts of reasons:
•They may feel isolated in their community, have no family nearby and be struggling to make friends
•They may be finding it hard to cope because of their own or a child's physical or mental illness
•They may have been hit hard by the death of a loved one
•They may be really struggling the with emotional and physical demands of having twins or triplets - perhaps born into an already large family
Our quality is maintained across the country with all Home-Start schemes working to national standards.
Without the funding we recieve from Herefordshire council we cannot run effectivly and our service will be impaired and we may be forced to refuse to help families.