Home-Start is the largest family support organisation in the UK. It is a charitable organisation offering friendship, emotional and practical help to parents and their children who are experiencing stress, isolation, loneliness and other difficulties. Support is given by trained volunteers and is available to any family with at least one child under 5 years of age.
There are over 300 schemes nationally and each scheme is firmly rooted in the heart of the community it serves.
About Home-Start Redbridge
We are based in Ilford and serve the entire Redbridge area. Our families are assisted in their homes by our trained volunteer befrienders who offer practical, emotional and general support.
The charity has a small dedicated team of staff as well as its volunteers who give their time freely and without whom the service could not continue. Most of our volunteers are parents themselves so they bring understanding and empathy to the role.
We have achieved much over the last few years, but still need to do more.
Home-Start Redbridge believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential. We aim to work in partnership with parents by supporting & encouraging them through the early years of family life.
Home-start Redbridge aims to:
- Empowering parents and carers in Redbridge with children under five, who are marginalised, socially and economically excluded, to feel more confident about their parenting skills.
- Enabling families to feel less isolated and for parents and carers to have better support networks which reduce their isolation and their experiences of depression.
- Supporting children to gain confidence and social skills and be better prepared for school.
- Assisting volunteers to gain skills and experience which will help them contribute to their local communities and ultimately secure employment.
Established: January 2001
Registered Charity Number: 1107422
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 020-8477-1387
Address: The Trinity Centre St Lukes Courtyard Baxter Road Ilford IG1 2HNView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website