We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

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Because childhood cannot wait

The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so that no child's future is limited

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How we work with you

Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support

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Why Volunteer

Home-Start's team of trained volunteers make sure a child's early years count. By volunteering a few hours each week, you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in the community

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Volunteering

Volunteers are central to the work of Home-Start. They provide invaluable friendship, emotional and practical support to parents in need

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About Us

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can't wait

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Donations

The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so that no child's future is limited

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How we work with you

Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support

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Making a difference in Gloucestershire

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Period: 2017 – 2018

Welcome to Home-Start Gloucestershire

Home-Start Gloucestershire is a consortium of three local Home-Start charities that provide emotional and practical support to parents with at least one child under five years old. The consortium is made up of Home-Start North and West Gloucestershire, Home-Start Cotswolds and Home-Start Stroud and Gloucester. Between these three Home-Starts, families throughout the county are able to access help and support.

We are three independent charities affiliated to Home-Start UK, the UK’s leading family support charity. Our volunteers are all parents or have parenting experience, and are trained, supported and mentored to Home-Start UK standards.

Our aim is to provide early support to families who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life, including a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, physical and mental health issues.

We work alongside parents in their own homes to help raise their self-confidence and their ability to cope in an increasingly pressured society. Our key emphasis is on parents helping parents.

 

We offer a unique service; recruiting and training volunteers who then go on to offer informal, friendly and confidential support to families at home who have at least one child under five.

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

Whilst all Home-Start schemes are guided by the same principles, each is an autonomous unit, individually registered with the Charities Commission, and with their own local management committee responsible for their own funding.

Home-Start Gloucestershire exists to facilitate some county wide projects involving all three of our local Home-Start charities.

Visit your nearest Home-Start in Gloucestershire

Click on the icons below to visit your nearest Home-Start in Gloucestershire. The page will open in a new window. Close it to return here.

Looking for the news? Latest news is at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our News Page

Locations

Find out where you local Home-Start is in Gloucestershire

Ways to Volunteer

By volunteering a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in the community.

Fundraising

A child’s earliest years are the most important. Home-Start wants to make sure those years count. Can you help us?

Quick Navigation to Gloucestershire Home-Starts’

Find information quickly about each of the three Gloucestershire Home-Starts’  and visit the pages on their websites. Click on a button to go to the relevant page. All links open in a new window. Close it to return here.

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Featured News from Home-Start Gloucestershire

Below we have the latest three featured news items published by Home-Start Gloucestershire. To open an item, click on the title, image or the read more link.

To see ALL of the NEWS go to this page: News

Dad Matters Telephone Support

Dad Matters Telephone Support

Telephone Support The project accepts referrals for one to one support of dads. This will be virtual and will take the form of an initial telephone discussion to collect information on the current situation of the dad and then to assess the support that can be...

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Dad Matters, where to get support

Dad Matters, where to get support

ICON  – helping people who care for babies to cope with crying. Infant Crying is normal Comforting methods can help Ok to walk away Never, ever shake a baby Website: www.iconcope.orgLet’s Talk Lets talk is a free service provided by your local NHS. We provide...

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Meet Lee Houghton

Meet Lee Houghton

Meet Lee Houghton – Dad Matters Coordinator for Gloucestershire… I’m Lee, 46 years young and currently living in Worcester in the UK, originally from “the North” and proud Daddy to my two boys who are the absolute centre of my universe. I’ve spent most of my...

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