A Home-Start volunteer will visit a family in their own home, usually once a week, for a couple of hours. Both the family and volunteer will decide what they will do together.
Maybe you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to who won’t judge you? Perhaps you need someone to play with or read to your children? Maybe you need a bit of support to keep a medical appointment?
Whatever the reason, your volunteer will be able to offer emotional and practical support to help you find ways to manage and resolve problems. These could include:
Our volunteers are all parents themselves and have been specially trained to offer tailor-made support for as long as needed. Criminal records checked are made before anyone can become a full volunteer and carefully matched with a family.