Monday, 11 September 2017

Home-Start Telford & Wrekin - Support & Friendship for Families

Home-Start Telford & Wrekin is a voluntary organisation which offers a helping hand to parents of young children at just such times. They can provide support and a listening ear to families who are finding it difficult to cope, whether through isolation, ill health, domestic abuse, practical issues or simply low self-esteem.

The years between birth and school are among the most important in a child's development. Research has shown that children raised in a stable, loving environment have much better life chances later on. Home-Start's aim is to help support parents in those early years as they build better lives for their children.

Home-Start works because its volunteers have been parents themselves. They know what it's like when life's stresses get in the way, and how hard it can be to stay on track and provide the love, routine and stimulation so vital to a young child's future. They work alongside parents to provide non- judgemental support and encouragement for as long as is needed, until strength and confidence are restored.

Trained volunteers are carefully matched to families and will visit or make contact every week until the last child turns five, or parents feel able to cope on their own.

Home-Start is committed to making a real, positive difference to outcomes for families and their children, and all the evidence shows that parents who have used the scheme have a hugely improved quality of life and ability to cope once they're 'flying solo' again.

If you would like to find out more about being a Home-Start volunteer or becoming a Trustee, contact the office by phoning  01952 872280 or click HERE