If you’re struggling with the demands of a young family, Home-Start can help.
Everybody needs a little help sometimes, and there are any number of things which might make parenting even more challenging, for example:
- Feeling isolated
- Lack of local family or friends for support
- Finding it hard to cope because of illness, disability or mental health issues
- Hit hard by the death of a loved one
- Multiple births
- Financial difficulties
- Families seeking asylum
This is not an exhaustive list – whatever challenges you are facing, Home-Start can provide free, confidential support for as long as you need.
There is no ‘typical’ Home-Start family – if you are in Tameside, Oldham or Stockport and have a child under 5 years old, you are eligible to receive Home-Start support. Our families reflect the diverse communities we serve.
If you are referred or refer yourself for Home-Start support, you’ll be allocated a co-ordinator who will visit you for a chat to find our how best we can support you. We will then match you with one of our volunteers, who will visit you for a couple of hours a week and give you both emotional and practical help.
All our volunteers are parents themselves – it’s really important to us that you are supported by someone who understands what it’s like to be a parent. Our volunteers all hold an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate (formerly CRB check) and undergo full training before being matched with you.
To request Home-Start support, just give us a call on 0161 344 0669
Download Home-Start’s Family Information Leaflet