Home-Start High Peak

Home-Start High Peak

At a glance

Causes

  • Mental health
  • Poverty relief
  • Social care

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

The Objects of the Charity are:

a) to safeguard, protect and preserve the good health, both mental and physical of children and parents of
children;
b) to prevent cruelty to or maltreatment of children;
c) to relieve sickness, poverty and need amongst children and parents of children;
d) to promote the education of the public in better standards of child care;
principally but not exclusively within the area of High Peak and its environs.

Activities

Objectives, strategies and activities

Volunteer Home Visiting Support:

  • Each week support is given in the families own home from 2 to 3 hours;
  • It is non-judgemental, confidential befriending;
  • Encourages parents’ strengths and emotional well-being;
  • Using local knowledge to encourage families to access services;
  • Volunteers help establish routines and positive discipline, model play and engage parents with their children’s learning and development;
  • Staff and volunteers work in partnership with families and other agencies to achieve outcomes relating to Common Assessment Framework actions, Child In Need or Child Protection Plans;
  • Volunteers use their life experience to develop skills in families such as cooking, meal planning, budgeting and running the home;
  • Focus groups allow families to talk about experiences regarding parenting and issues within their community, enabling us to tailor the service to their needs;
  • Free activities for the whole family, providing new experiences to help improve the wellbeing of the family by having fun together;
  • Encourage parents to look to the future through signposting to further education courses to enhance their skills, build confidence and socialise thus improving their employability.

Current opportunities

Derbyshire, SK237HT

Home-Start High Peak provides family support by recruiting and training local volunteers to support parents with children in their own homes.