Home-Start West Somerset

Home-Start West Somerset

Charity information

Home-Start West Somerset

Home-Start West Somerset, a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, offers support to vulnerable families throughout this area. We believe that every child needs a secure and happy childhood, and we recognise that parents play a key role in enabling them to reach their full potential. Our volunteers, all parents themselves, visit, regularly at home, families who have children under five years old, and who have been referred to us because they are experiencing difficulties caused by factors such as rural isolation, physical or mental health problems, budget shortfall, children’s behavioural or educational problems, multiple births, poor housing, lack of access to services.
Our organisation is linked to Home-Start UK, who offer training to our three professional staff, guidance on the comprehensive and accredited training offered to volunteers, and a rigorous quality assurance programme. This helps to ensure that we offer friendship and support which is confidential, practical, and non-judgemental, building confidence, self-esteem and independence.

  • Help us reach out to isolated families.

    Last year our volunteers supported 88 vulnerable families in this area, with 183 children ... More