HOME-START YORK trustees and staff are pleased to announce their plans to support military families in York. Over the next three years, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund will provide financial support for the project, supporting military families in our community.
Home-Start’s support for families in York has been in existence for the past 30 years. Together they provide a very special service: volunteers, who all have parenting experience, are trained by the staff team and supported to help families in stress with at least one child under six. The volunteer visits the family at home once a week giving support such as stimulating play activities for children; parenting strategies; accessing local services; family budgeting or sometimes simply providing a skilled listening ear when problems need sharing, thus lessening feelings of isolation.
The service is entirely confidential. Your health visitor, doctor, Local Area team worker or the Army Welfare Service are some of the people who can also refer you. Alternatively, you can contact us directly, as a parent needing support.
With this funding, Home Start York plan to recruit more volunteers. If you feel that you would like to help a family in this way, or just want to find out more, please contact us.