Home-Start offers early intervention support to parents with young children throughout Thanet. Established in 1987 we have delivered bespoke packages of support to local parents juggling the demands of parenting often increased by other issues impacting on family life.
We offer a unique service directly into the family's homes, where we get to meet and assess the real issues, and together with the parents design a bespoke package of support which is offered weekly for up to 6 months. We also provide one-to-one emotional support to parents requiring more focused support.
Our skilled staff team recruit, train and supervise local people to become volunteer Mentors who work alongside staff to ensure each family gets consistent support with their individual needs.
We offer free confidential support and welcome agency and self-referrals, all of which are assessed and allocated quickly and efficiently: understanding the need for a prompt service, we avoid waiting lists.
Home-Start empowers parents to make positive changes to benefit themselves and their children: they are able to grow in confidence, strengthen family relationships and broaden their links with the wider community.
Home-Start Thanet will continue to offer support during the Coronavirus crisis. However, this support will be via the telephone and emails rather than face-to-face. Our volunteer Mentors will not be visiting families at home and our co-ordinators will provide all support to both families and Mentors. Our offices will remain closed until this period is over.
We are still accepting referrals from agencies but please note: we continue to have robust safeguarding policies and procedures but we will not be visiting the family or seeing the home environment and therefore our risk and safeguarding procedures are now limited during the Coronavirus outbreak. We will no longer accept self-referrals during this period.
We Currently have no available positions, please check back at a later date for more information.
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