Home-Start St Albans City & District

Home-Start St Albans City & District

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Home-Start St Albans City & District

Home-Start's informal and friendly support for families with young children provides a lifeline to parents and children in the St Albans District.

Our support is free, confidential and non-judgemental. In fact, almost 25% of families refer themselves to Home-Start - which speaks for itself. We help to increase the confidence and independence of families by:

* Visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance
* Reassuring parents that their childcare problems are not unusual or unique
* Encouraging parents' strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children
* Trying to get the fun back into family life

Our volunteers, who have parenting experience themselves, can offer:

* Precious time for listening and talking
* Help with the children
* * A break for parents
* Practical help and reassurance
* A chance to meet other parents in the same boat
* Support to use local services and resources

Parents ask for Home-Start's help for all sorts of reasons:

* They may feel isolated in their community, have no family nearby and be struggling to make friends
* They may be finding it hard to cope because of their own or a child's physical or mental illness
* They may have been hit hard by the death of a loved one
* They may be really struggling the with emotional and physical demands of having twins or triplets - perhaps born into an already large family

  • Expansion of our services

    Home-Start offers a unique service. We recruit and train volunteers, usually parents them... More