Home-Start Bury

Objectives

Home-Start Bury offers support in families own homes on a weekly basis meaning that children, parents and the volunteers can build up a strong and trusting relationship, and can adapt to the changing pressures of family life.

We are part of a national and international charity that offers a unique service that helps families who are experiencing difficulties whilst bringing up young children. We provide families with support and guidance through the everyday challenges faced when raising children.

Activities

We recruit and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, and then match the volunteer with a family. Often, parents find themselves unable to cope with the stresses of everyday life when raising a child. We are a lifeline to many local families. Our volunteers are experienced local parents who wish to help other parents

We recognise that each family is unique and will have differing needs; they may be none of the above. The safety and well being of children is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that often the best way to help children is to offer support to their parents. Volunteers develop warm and nurturing relationships with families and offer the kind of help that is best suited for each family.

Charity sectors

  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Social care
  • Women

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Regional
Charity registration number: 

Current opportunities

  • Family support charity - Trustee

    Home-Start Bury

    Greater Manchester, BL96BU

    Trustee/Governor

    Home-Start Bury was founded in 1999 as an independent charity by parents and practitioners who wanted to provide support for parents during the formative years of a child's life. We are looking to strengthen our active board of trustees Read more

    Time commitment: We have about 6 meetings a year and try to keep them to between an hour and 90 minutes. They are held at our offices in Bury.

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