Home-Start Bradford District

Home-Start Bradford District

Charity information

Home-Start Bradford District

Home-Start Bradford District volunteers offer support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children under 5, in their own home, at a time when they are facing challenges in their lives

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    Home-Start Bradford District believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play a key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them to achieve their full potential.

    Home-Start Bradford District recruits and trains volunteers who generally are, or have been, parents themselves. They visit families with at least one child under 5, at home, when the family is experiencing challenges of various kinds. The volunteers offer informal, non-judgemental, friendly and confidential support respecting the dignity and identity of each individual. This support continues for a long as the family feels it is required.

    The volunteers develop a relationship with the family in which time can be shared and understanding can be developed whilst taking into account the differing needs within the family. Parents’ strengths are encouraged and emotional wellbeing supported for the ultimate benefit of their children. Volunteers reassure parents that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual and actively encourage enjoyment in family life.

    To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start Bradford District supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthening their relationships with their children and widening their links within the local community.

  • Aims

    Home-Start Bradford District aims to:

    • Home-Start Bradford District aims to increase to the confidence and independence of parents and children through support, friendship and practical assistance, enabling a happy and secure family life.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1090435

    Board members: 6

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 93

    Phone number: 01274 666711

    Address: The Thornbury Centre Old Leeds Rd Bradford BD3 8JX

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