Home-Start Camden helps parents & children under 5 going through a difficult time by recruiting, training & supporting volunteer parents so they can provide practical help, friendship & advice weekly.
Home-Start Camden 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 to achieve their full potential.
Home-Start Camden offers support,friendship and practical help to parents with young children in the borough to increase the well being of the family. Home-Start Camden offers a unique service. We recruit and train volunteers who have parenting experience themselves to visit families with at least one child under five, at home, and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support.
Home-Start Camden recruits experienced parents to become volunteers for parents of Under 5's. We train the volunteers over 8 days, complete Safeguarding checks and supervise them so they can support the family under stress by visiting them weekly for as long as the family needs the support. Through this friendship and practical support the family, parent and child becomes stronger, less isolated and more able to cope and life improves through this regular non-judgemental help from a friendly parent.
We aim to be fully accessible to those who want our services, and responsive to the needs of local families. We provide a confidential service which is respectful, flexible and non-judgmental.
Home-Start Camden aims to:
- To prevent cruelty to or maltreatment of children.
- To promote the education of the public in better standards of childcare with the area of Camden and its environs.
- To safegaurd and preserve the good health, both mental and physical, of children and parents of children.
- To relieve sickness, poverty and need amongst children and parents of children.
Established: September 1995
Registered Charity Number: 1086292
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 020 7424 1603
Address: Family & Youth Resource Centre7 Dowdney CloseKentish Town, London NW5 2BPView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website