Home-Start South Wiltshire

Home-Start South Wiltshire

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Regional

Objectives

Home-Start South Wiltshire is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.

Volunteers offer befriending support, practical and emotional advice in the homes of families who are having difficulties managing parenting for a variety of different reasons.

We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

Activities

We support families with at least one child under the age of 5 through our dedicated home-visiting volunteers.

Our coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day recruitment, training and support of the volunteers as well as liaising with referrers.

Volunteers support local families facing a variety of difficulties, including:

  • Feelings of isolation
  • Experiencing effects of ill health and/or disability
  • Difficulties in managing the household budget
  • Struggling with emotional health/depression
  • Difficulties in managing children’s behaviour
  • Bereavement
  • Multiple birth
  • Housing issues
  • Stress associated with conflict in the family

Volunteers are carefully matched – linking the skills of each volunteer with the needs of the family. Our volunteers are friendly, approachable and give their spare time to provide encouragement, a listening ear and an extra pair of hands for a few hours once a week.

We also run a family group in a Community Centre.

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