Being a parent is very rewarding. But at times, it can seem overwhelming.
Home-Start Slough (HSS) supports local families with children under five who are going through difficult times. Our specially-trained volunteers are a lifeline, providing friendship, help and practical support to families suffering from stress and crisis. This includes mental health issues, physical or mental disability, deprivation, family breakdown, single parenting, multiple births, abuse and neglect.There is a huge need in Slough and the surrounding area for Home-Start’s unique service.
It is estimated that up to 350 families in the Slough and Burnham area need the charity’s help and this number is expected to increase over the next five years. Three of Slough’s 14 wards are still amongst the most deprived in the south east.
We do not receive any government funding and depend entirely on grants and donations to fund our vital work.
It costs around £180,000 a year to run our scheme and recruit and train volunteers to provide home-based support for vulnerable and struggling families.
Please make a donation today
to help us continue supporting local families. Very often, we’re the last chance they have.Our impact on the community
In 2020, our volunteers provided non-judgemental, life-changing support to nearly 200 vulnerable families
in the local area. We have given parents the confidence and skills they need to cope with their daily lives and enabled children to grow up in a happy and stable environment.
We are the biggest local voluntary organisation that recruits and trains volunteers to provide a helping hand and a listening ear to struggling families with children under five.
We cannot do what we do without the help and support we receive from our volunteers. There are 168 hours in a week, can you spare 1-2 hours a week? There are several ways that you can help Home-Start Slough in a voluntary capacity. This can be done by supporting a family as a home-visiting or telephone be-friending volunteer, joining the Trustee Board or helping with fundraising. If you would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01753 572958.