What Home Start Home Visiting Offers to Families
A volunteer with parenting experience to visit parents with young children at home. The volunteer offers tailor-made, one to one support, regularly - usually on a weekly basis.
Emotional support to help parents find ways to manage and resolve problems.
Direct support for children including playing, listening, having fun, establishing routines, encouraging development and providing opportunities for outings and treats.
Practical help with getting to appointments, doing the shopping, budgeting, nutrition and meal planning, cooking and making the home safe.
Outreach and family groups so parents can get out, meet others, and become more involved in their community.
Information and linked to other organisations including health and educational services.