Home-Start Sheffield

Home-Start Sheffield

Charity information

Home-Start Sheffield

Home-Start Sheffield offers a unique service. We recruit and train volunteers, who are parents themselves, to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5.

Founded 1982

  • Mission statement

    Families, the building blocks of our society are under greater stress than ever. Many families are struggling under immense strain and impossible pressures- employment pressures, mobility, divorce and poverty, coupled with a weakening extended family.. Home-Start Sheffield offers hope to all families struggling to cope, from young parents without a role model to offer 'parenting skills', to professional parents finding the transition from the controlled work environment to late parenthood difficult.
    Home-Start volunteers support families in a sensitive, flexible way. They do not lecture on the 'correct' way to be a parent or make judgements about parenting styles. Instead, they work alongside parents, focusing on their strengths and encouraging them to enjoy their children.

  • Aims

    Home-Start Sheffield aims to:

    • Specialist support to vulnerable women who have experienced domestic abuse and are in the transition from a refuge into their new home.
    • Specialist outreach parenting education work through our partnership with 'Parents as First Teachers' to support parents to encourage their child's early learning.
    • Family groups offering support to vulnerable parents from disadvantaged areas, new mothers and women with Postnatal Depression.
    • Specialist work with women experiencing Postnatal Depression
    • Outreach and home-visiting support to parents with a variety of need across the City
  • Overview

    Established: September 1982

    Registered Charity Number: 1101167

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 11

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 01142788377

    Address: 86 Upper Hanover Street Sheffield S3 7RQ

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