We provide practical help and emotional support tofamilies with young children who are experiencing dificulties including domestic violence, mental physical health, substance misuse, poverty, debt etc
We provide practical help, friendship and support to families with young children in Stoke-on-Trent who are experiencing disadvantage, isolation and who are often termed 'hard to reach'. We train and support volunteer parents to provide support in the family home. We provide family learning and support groups and the support of a paid worker where family issues are more complex i. E. Domestic violence, drug/alcohol misuse, childhood abuse/neglect. In 2009/10 300 families and over 800 children were supported through 102 volunteers and also paid staff.
we are now facing the prospect of closure in 2013 due to the loss of significant amounts of funding, in particular our local authority and NHS funding - this will leave many families without much needed support and increase the risks to children of abuse and neglect.
Home-Start Stoke-on-Trent aims to:
- improve the self confidence, motivation and self esteem of parents - enabling them to better understand the needs of their children and their responsibilities of being a parent
- improve the self esteem, confidence and achievements of children - helping to build their aspirations and providing them with a person who will listen, encourage and value them
- improving family relationships and interactions to reduce family stress and conflicts within the home.
Established: March 1987
Registered Charity Number: 1104245
Board members: 9
Full time staff: 6
Part time staff: 14
Phone number: 01782 740319
Address: Family Centre, The Old Church, Shelton New Road, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6DP ST1 3LRView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website