How can Home-Start help?
Home-Start volunteers visit families regularly in
their own homes. The visits are usually once a week but this can be
flexible. The volunteer and the family decide together when to meet and how
the time will be spent.
Sometimes a parent may want someone to listen, someone to talk to - or even
someone to share an adult conversation! At another time they may need more
practical help with the shopping or playing with the children.
As well as home visiting,
Home-Start organises a number of family groups in the area. These
informal groups are a meeting place for families with children under 8.
They are an opportunity to socialise, relax and make new friends.
Family Support Worker
Our Family Support Worker is a member of staff and is able to support a
small number of families who have an urgent need for help.
Our new Home-Start Community Worker is offering her support. This is a new
service in the Canterbury area, which covers Thanington, Wincheap, and the
London Road Estate. She works from the
Littlehands Children's Centre . Referrals can be made to the centre or if you would like to know
more please contact her at the centre.