Home-Start Caithness

Home-Start Caithness

Charity information

Home-Start Caithness

Home-Start Caithness provides a unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home.

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    Home-Start Caithness offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children. We offer a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers - who are usually parents themselves - to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5 to offer informal, friendly and confidential support. Each week, our volunteers visit families at home, supporting
    parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope.

    We actively strive for preventative, early years intervention to
    ensure difficult situations are not left to deteriorate and help the local area meet its outcomes by supporting families to give their child the best possible start in life.

  • Aims

    Home-Start Caithness aims to:

    • To safeguard, protect and preserve the good health, both mental and physical, of children and the parents of children.
    • To prevent cruelty to, or maltreatment of, children.
    • To relieve sickness, poverty and need amongst children and parents of children.
    • To promote the education of the public in better standards of child care.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1999

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 18

    Phone number: 01955 609163

    Address: Office 4, Stevenson House, 10 Harbour Terrace, Wick KW1 5HB

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