Home-Start Cambridgeshire supports parents with young children who may be struggling to cope with a variety of challenges, including isolation, mental health issues, post-natal illness, multiple births, disability, bereavement.
Home-Start Cambridgeshire’s aim is to give every child the best possible start in life.
The ethos of the charity can best be described as ‘One parent helping another parent through a difficult time’.
Our staff recruit, train and supervise volunteers who make weekly visits for up to six months to families with at least one child under 5 who are going through difficult times. We offer non-judgemental emotional and practical support.
The most frequent reason for referral to our service is parental mental health issues, including post-natal illness. Disability, isolation, multiple births and bereavement are other main reasons why support is needed.
The biggest group of referrers is Health Visitors, but GPs, Midwives, Family Workers and Social Workers are also regular referrers. Families can also self-refer.
Our early intervention, preventative work is aimed at supporting families before the difficulties escalate and require more expensive, long term interventions.
We aim to help parents and their young children become more confident, independent and resilient and to participate in activities in the community leading to better life chances for all.
Home-Start Cambridgeshire aims to:
- We aim to help parents and their young children become more confident, independent and resilient and to participate in activities in the community leading to better life chances for all.
Established: June 1989
Registered Charity Number: 1106007
Board members: 7
Part time staff: 16
Phone number: 01223210202
Address: The Fields Children's Centre, Galfrid Rd, Cambridge CB5 8NDView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website