Home-start Blaby District Oadby And Wigston

Home-start Blaby District Oadby And Wigston

Charity information

Home-start Blaby District Oadby And Wigston

We support vulnerable families with young children who are struggling to cope with challenges such post-natal illness, domestic abuse, bereavement poverty and more. We offer a unique service whereby we recruit and train volunteers who are usually parents themselves to offer tailor made support to these families at home or within the community, helping families to overcome the challenges they face to give their children the best start in life.

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    Home-Start Blaby District, Oadby & Wigston offers support, friendship and practical help for families with young children, in our local community. We help parents grow in confidence, to strengthen and enjoy their relationships with their children to the full and to widen their links within our community.

    We believe that children need a good start in life and that parents play the key role in ensuring that they have a happy and secure childhood, to help them reach their full potential.

    We offer a unique service by recruiting and training our volunteers, usually parents themselves, to visit families with under 5’s at home to offer informal, friendly support.

  • Aims

    Home-start Blaby District Oadby And Wigston aims to:

    • To offer support, friendship and practical assistance by visiting families in their own homes, where the dignity of each individual can be respected and protected.
    • To develop a relationship with the family in which time can be shared and understanding can be developed.
    • To encourage the parents strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their own children.
    • To encourage families to widen their network of relationships and to make effective use of support and services available within the community.
    • To train volunteers to deliver services to a high standard. To continue to provide accredited initial training and regular refresher training.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1108617

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 61

    Phone number: 01162630270

    Address: Parker House, 254 Braunstone Lane, Leicester LE3 3AS

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