Home Start - West Northamptonshire

Type of service:
Community And Wellbeing
Martin House, 24 Hazelwood Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1LN
Telephone number:
01604 627692
Service description:

Home-Start Northampton and Home-Start Daventry and South Northants support families living with young children (at least one child will be under 5) deal with whatever life throws at them. They support parents through a difficult time, helping to improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. The benefits of support include; improved health and well-being and better family relationships. Volunteers offer regular support, friendship, and practical help to families, under stress, in their own homes, preventing family crises and breakdown.

Support is informal, friendly, and confidential; delivered through carefully selected and prepared volunteers, who are parents themselves. Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play a crucial role in giving their children a good start in life, helping them achieve their full potential. Through the offer of support, friendship, and practical help to parents with young children, Home-Start in West Northamptonshire supports parents in growing in confidence, strengthening their relationships with their children, and widening their links within the local community.

Home-Start provide one-to-one support for parents from trained and committed home-visiting volunteers for 2 to 3 hours each week. All volunteers are parents themselves or have parenting experience. The support is tailor-made to meet the needs of the family. Support is for up to six months but if there is a requirement for it to continue further that is considered.

All enquiries for support should be made to the Home-Start office and can only be made with the family's consent. Referral route is directly to the Home-Start Northampton office.

Home-Start Northampton is a registered charity (no. 1116665).

Age range:
0 - 5 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Location-Specific
Referral route:
  • Professional referral
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