Life can be tough and parenting a challenge. There are so many reasons for this, poverty, poor mental health, disabilities, domestic abuse and isolation.
And this is where Home-Start steps in, we offer volunteer-led support to help prevent crisis and family breakdown. Volunteers that are recruited locally and who we train and support before they begin their home-visiting support for a local family.
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- Available to Age Groups
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- What we can help with
- Someone to talk to
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- All Groups
Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents and carers play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them to achieve their full potential.
We provide a unique service; recruiting and training volunteers who themselves have parenting experience, to work with families in their own homes, building supportive relationships and responding directly to the family’s individual needs.
A network of Home-Start charities throughout the UK offer support within local communities , to help children to get the best start in life. Each local Home-Start is independently funded, managed locally and has the support of our national organisation Home-Start UK. Home-Start Rochdale and Bury has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the entire family.
Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart-breaking and overwhelming. All parents struggle at one time or another. For some, the challenges can be greater, this can be for a range of reasons, including poverty, poor mental health, isolation, domestic abuse and lack of family support networks.
Home-Start’s volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support. We help people to regain the confidence to be the parents they want to be.
The support Home-Start volunteers give is non-judgemental, compassionate and confidential.