Family Support Group

Family of four reading

Home-Start Slough runs a weekly family support group which is now in its eight year. The group, which meets weekly in St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Slough, is an additional service for families who are already being supported by Home-Start. In particular, isolated mums who may not have the confidence to go along to their local playgroup or mother and toddler group alone.

Nearly 80 families and 160 children have benefited from this service in the last year.

What the group offers:

  • a safe and welcoming environment
  • transport to and from the group
  • supervised children’s play with toys and games
  • a healthy snack for the children and a soft drink for the parent
  • discussion and demonstration of parenting skills
  • an opportunity for parents to talk to volunteers, staff & parents
  • signposting to other facilities
  • outings for families.