Home- Start East Lindsey Extended support project
The project plans to extend its family support service to include families with at least one child eight or under. We know that many families find that issues arise when children are at school and we feel it is important to provide practical help and support or just a listening ear to help families.
up to one year
Charity information: Home-Start East Lindsey
As children grow up they often find that issues arise particularly at school and these can often result in bullying which can in turn result in the family having to cope with new issues. These could include speech and language difficulties, obesity issues, overcoming shyness or the need for for new routines when starting school. We hope that by addressing the these at any early stage it will help the child through their early school days, enabling them to learn more effectively.
We plan to provide support, help and friendship through a team of experienced and trained volunteers to enable the family to find practical ways of resolving issues, that very often arise as children grow up, this can be a simple as giving the family time to read with their child for example at those very early stages . Often parents just need a listening ear to help them with the confidence to find ways to support their children and enable them to make the best of their early days at school.
To provide support to families in the East Lindsey area with at least one child eight or under
Activities» Recruit and train a team of Volunteers Raise awareness through schools and key agencies. Provide practical support help in families homes
What success will look like
Success will be...
Having supported up to 30 families to identify practical solutions to resolving issues
The project will help families grow in confidence and strengthen their relationships finding practical ways to resolve the issues that arise as children grow up.
We will demostrate this success through monitoring and evaluation of our work but most importantly listening to our families.
We will work closely with schools and agencies to identify progress
Not able to recruit volunteers could be an issue but we feel that we are well established within the local community and together with our marketing campaigns and word of mouth we can raise our profile to ensure succesful recruitment
We will produce quarterly update through our scheme news togther with our Annual report
Budget - Project Cost: £4,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £2,500 Volunteer expenses support in family home £500 recruitment advertising, presntations etc £1,000 Training 10 week preparation course for volunteers
East Lindsey is the on the east coast of Lincolnshire and is the second largest district in the country covering 703 square milles. Rurality is a major issue for families and for ourselves as an organisation trying to deliver services. The coastal area is within the top 10 most deprived areas with low employment and poor health outcomes.
Families will benefit from the service, we know that parents grow in confidence and often join us to become volunteers.
By providing support at an early stage there is less liklihood of statutory intervention thereby saving costs
In turn many of our volunteers go on to further training and better employment prospects.
Schools will also benefit in that children will be given support to help them make the most of their educational opportunities.
Because our team of volunteers and paid staff have been providing support services to families with children under five in East Lindsey since 1998 we have acquired a great deal of practical experience and most importantly feel we part of the community. Locally people know we deliver high quality services and can rely on us to provide support when needed. Our experienced Board of Trustee's are made up of members of the local community and ensure the organisation is fit for purpose.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Scheme Manager- is highly experienced and has been key in the delivery and development of the services provided by Home-Start East Lindsey.