Home-Start Basildon District

Home-Start Basildon District

Charity information

Home-Start Basildon District

Home-Start Basildon District recruits and trains local parent volunteers to provide friendship, emotional and some practical support to local parents with at least one child under 5 years old.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    Home-Start Basildon District recruits and trains local parent volunteers to provide friendship, emotional and some practical support to Basildon, Billericay and Wickford parents with at least one child under 5 years old, so every child can have a good start in life.
    Our families are referred by Health Visitors, Schools, Social Care and the parents self refer. We support for a variety of reasons e. G. Isolation, Loneliness, Depression/Post Natal Depression, Debt, new to the area.
    Our scheme is strategically managed by a board of trustees who meet bi-monthly and hold an Annual General Meeting. We are always looking for people with skills and knowledge to help move our service forward.
    Our scheme has two part time paid staff and two volunteer administrators who mange the scheme on a daily basis.
    We work closely with our local partner agencies in children's services to ensure that families receive a tapestry of services where the provision is seamless and children are kept safe.

  • Aims

    Home-Start Basildon District aims to:

    • Our first aim is to break isolation by arranging for a volunteer to visit for 2 hours a week, who can help the family to get back into the community.
    • Our second aim is to support the parent emotionally by allowing the parent to express their emotions and needs, the volunteer then supports the parent in mapping a way forward, so they meet their need
    • Our third aim is to empower the parent to access local services and to resolve any problems they encounter, so they become independent.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1131027

    Board members: 7

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 24

    Phone number: 01268 550300

    Address: Room 5, Pitsea Leisure Centre, Northlands Pavement, Pitsea. Essex SS13 3DU

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