Home-Start Cambridgeshire aims to give every child the best possible start in life. The ethos of the charity can best be described as ‘One parent helping another parent through a difficult time’.
The service supports families, through weekly volunteer home visits, to deal with diverse concerns such as parental mental health issues, isolation, postnatal illness, disability, bereavement, multiple births and parenting skills.
Our trained volunteers provide tailored practical and emotional support to help parents and children build confidence, independence, resilience and community connections.
This early intervention service offers a gateway to many other community services and we work in partnership with them to improve the life chances of our families and young children.
‘A huge thank you from Home-Start Cambridgeshire to everyone involved in the Oxford and Cambridge Note Race 2017, whether as a musician or as a donor. Your support will help us to reach more families with young children who are going through difficult times.’
What your money will pay for
Donations would help us increase the number of families we can reach and enable us to develop our plans for additional services.
• a Christmas party for a family: £20
• a preparation course for one of our volunteers: £350
• support for a family for up to 6 months: £1300
• a 2 day Mental Health First Aid course: £1500