Home-start believes that children need a happy and 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.
Many parents, desperate to do the right thing to give their children the best start in life, find they are fighting against the odds.
What some parents may see as a 'simple trip out to the shops' for a parent who has triplets in tow can seem impossible.
Home-start Telford and Wrekin supports parents with at least one child under the age of 5 who are dealing with issues such as...
We can help parents to feel that the 'impossible' is possible!
Home-start schemes are rooted in the community they serve. We are managed locally but are supported by a national organisation, Home-start UK, which offers direction, training, information and guidance to schemes and ensures consistent, quality support for parents and children.
Home-start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.
Home-start offers a unique service. We recruit and train volunteers, who are
usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families we help have at least
one child under 5.
To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community.
Home-start wants to see a society in which all parents have the support they need to give their children the best start in life.
If you are in need of support, please contact us on 01952 872280
Other agencies wishing to refer please download our referral form here, you still need to contact us on 872280 prior to sending in the form.
Please ring the Home-start office before you send a referral in to discuss with a co-ordinator.
We only accept referral forms that are posted to the office.
Please ask the family to read and sign the privacy notice and consent statement before sending the referral form to us.
Home-start Telford and Wrekin
The Glebe Centre
Tel: 01952 872280
Registered Charity number: 1148269
Company number: 07004506
Patron:HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO