Home-Start Kennet

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Service summary

Home-Start believes that children need a happy, secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential. Home-Start Kennet provide home visiting volunteers as the core part of the service.

Home-Start knows how hard being a parent can be, particularly during the early years, and that any additional pressure can make things seem overwhelming. 

Volunteers, who have experience of parenting, visit families in their own homes once a week for a couple of hours to offer informal, friendly and confidential support. Families, who have at least one child under 5, are often referred to Home-Start by their health visitor, Children's Centre or GP, but they may contact the scheme directly.

Client groups

Supporting families with a child under 5.

Families may be experiencing stress due to loneliness or isolation, separation due to military deployment, bereavement, lone parenting, twins or multiple children under 5, ill health, disability or special needs, relationship breakdown, financial difficulties.

Service details

As well as our home visiting support, we are offering group support called "Moving In Moving On" or MIMO to military or veteran families returning to the UK. Details on our website or Facebook page.

Further information

Home-Start Kennet are always recruiting home visiting volunteers to support families. Please get in touch if you feel you can help.

Opening times

Pewsey Office open Monday to Thursday 9 to 3pm and Friday 9 to 2pm

Closed at Weekends

Area served

Wiltshire, Tidworth, Devizes, Calne, Marlborough, Pewsey, Chippenham, Ludgershall

Accessibility

We are an inclusive organisation our office and the venues we use are fully accessible. As part of the matching process, we would always take volunteer's needs into consideration as well as those of the families we are supporting.

Home-Start leaflets are available in a range of languages from our office in Pewsey.

Price

This service is free at the point of use.

The page was last updated on 14 February 2019

Main address

Unit One
Fordbrook Business Centre
Pewsey
Wiltshire
SN9 5NU

Main telephone

01672 569457

Organisation email

hskadmin@homestartkennet.co.uk

Website

www.homestartkennet.co.uk

Contact

Dawn Wilson : Scheme Administrator

Contact telephone

01672569457

Contact email

hskadmin@homestartkennet.co.uk