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Phone us: 01752 346039 Email: homestart.shpt@gmail.com

About Us


Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential.


What Home-Start offers

  • 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.
  • Information and links to other organisations including health and educational services.
  • Attendance at meetings and moral support, especially in relation to dealing with case conferences or solicitors and court cases.
  • Access to parenting advice and parenting skills training.

The Home-Start Approach

Home-Start schemes are rooted in the community they serve. We are managed locally but are supported by a national organisation, Home-Start UK, which offers direction, training, information and guidance to schemes and ensures consistent and quality support for parents and children.

Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.

Our Mission

Home-Start offers a unique service. We recruit and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families we help have at least one child under 12.

To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community.

Our vision

Home-Start wants to see a society in which all parents have the support they need to give their children the best start in life.

News
Sat 19 December 2015, Category: Internal
Christmas Closure 2015
Thu 05 November 2015, Category: Internal
Calling new volunteers!
Fri 30 October 2015, Category: Press Release
We've changed our name!
Sun 16 August 2015, Category: Press Release
We need you!
Mon 13 July 2015, Category: Press Release
Saved from closure!
Tue 07 July 2015, Category: Internal
New Volunteer Prep courses
Wed 25 February 2015, Category: Internal
Funding
Thu 02 October 2014, Category: Internal
We've Moved!
Sun 14 September 2014, Category: Internal
An evening of Music and Comedy
Tue 08 July 2014, Category: Internal
Letter from supported family
Tue 20 May 2014, Category: Internal
Facebook page launch
Sun 11 May 2014, Category: Fundraising
Half-term Family Fun
Sun 16 June 2013, Category: Internal
Fundraising Event at Stoke Fleming Village Hall
Mon 22 October 2012, Category: Press Release
Grant Award from Devon Community Foundation
Mon 28 May 2012, Category: Internal
Kingsbridge Mayor adopts Charity
Wed 30 March 2011, Category: Press release
Home-Start UK launches official Facebook and Twitter Pages
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Mine has been a drip drip situation but I now get great pleasure from the fact that my 'mum' is going out occasionally with a girlfriend for some fun!

A Volunteer