Project information

''Home Start High Peak Dads Can Do''

our Big idea is 1-1 local volunteer supporting fathers who are resident or non-resident in their children's homes. With weekly visit to give emotional and practical support, to encourage positive parenting, and getting involved with local community. 3 promoting fun events throughout the High Peak .

12 months

Charity information: Home-start High Peak

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  • Need


    Fathers engagement with their children, and to give people better chances in life – with better access to training and development to improve their life skills.


    Raise confidence in Managing children’s behaviour and involvement in their children’s development, and learning will improve life chances of the children. Decreasing the feeling of isolation with volunteer giving practical and emotional support in both rural and urban communities in the high peak so able to improve own mental health. It also will up skill fathers and male carers eventually may lead to becoming volunteers themselves, and so eventually improve employability.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise confidence Managing childrens behaviour & development.


    » 1-1 Volunteer mentoring.
    » 1-1 volunteer role modleing

    What success will look like

    By initial assessment and then reviewing through out project.

    Aim 2

    Decreasing the feeling isolation.


    » Emotional support by volunteer listening.
    » Volunteer advising suitable family activities.
    » Volunteer supporting Dad to attend local activities

    What success will look like

    By initial assessment and then reviewing through out project.

    Aim 3

    Increase employability


    » Once barriers removed open up volunteering opportunties.

    What success will look like

    By initial assessment and then reviewing through out project.

  • Impact


    We would encourage the supported dads to think about becoming volunteers themselves when their circumstances improve and so increasing employability.
    We would rise fathers confidence in Managing children’s behaviour and being involved in the children’s development / learning. We would decrease feelings of isolation and improve coping with own mental health.
    people supporting people improving communities in which they live.


    Working with vulnerable a group the volunteers will be trained and vetted. We have a full range of policies we work to. Including health and safety, adult and child safeguarding and confidentiality.


    By quarterly updates, newsletters, AGM and reports.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £16,051

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,651 volunteer support Coordinator 16 hours @ £11.45 12 months. On costs. Volunteer induction course
      £3,300 Travel staff volunteer travel
      £2,100 admin recording and monitoring stationary promotion-3 Events
  • Background


    The High Peak is a Borough Council area in the North of Derbyshire. It has a population of about 91,000 distributed across 208 square miles. The largest town is Glossop (population 33,000) and the second largest is Buxton (population 25,000). Two lower super output areas (LSOA) in Glossop (Gamesley and Hadfield North) fall within the 10% most deprived in England and are the third and fourth most deprived LSOAs in Derbyshire ( IMD 2010).


    Families in the high peak will benefit from this project, and therefore the whole community. Local people supporting local people with increase of use of local services, and facilities promoting free activities that are accessible.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been in operation since 2005 in the high peak area, and have built positive networks and are accepted and integrated into the local communities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.



    senior co-ordinator for Home-Start High Peak since February, 2012. With many years experience in the field of support.


    co-ordinator, in post since 2013 after volunteering herself


    co-ordinator, in post since 2013 after volunteering herself


    who with out we wouldn't be able to support our families.