Home-Start Bristol is a charity that supports struggling families with at least 1 child under 5.
The aim of Home-Start is to provide support to families with young children who are experiencing difficulties and struggling to cope. Volunteers support families in their homes each week for 2-3 hours, which gives them the opportunity to develop positive & productive relationships with the parents/carers & the children. Volunteers are parents themselves, or have parenting experience, which means they are able to 'walk alongside' families from a place of potential understanding.Why the community needs us
We offer support, friendship, practical assistance and reassurance to parents that their childcare problems are not unusual or unique.We encourage parents to strengthen their emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children.We help to put the fun back into family life and to increase the confidence and independence of families.We provide precious time for listening and talking.And offer a break for parents.We help parents to use local services and resourcesOur impact on the community
*Families feel less isolated.*Families are more integrated into their community.*Improved confidence and self-esteem.*Improved emotional health and well-being.*Better management of children's behaviour.*Reduction of family conflict.*Children are safer.*Families are more aware of health and safety issues in the home.*Children are more confident & resilient.*Families are more able to manage the practicalities of everyday life.
People who are parents themselves who can devote 2 or 3 hours per week to visit a family in either Bristol or South Gloucestershire, providing friendship, advice, councilling and support to parents with children under the age of 5. Full training provided and travelling expenses covered.