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New Helpline

We Are Urgently Seeking New Volunteer Mentors!

Starting Right - Big Lottery Fund Evaluation Jan 2018

Home Start Thanet


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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Domestic Abuse programme - THE NEW START

This programme offers interventions for those impacted by domestic abuse or dysfunctional, controlling relationships, and the psychological trauma and practical fallout resulting from this on family life.

We will engage with women to talk through the trauma, turbulence and impact made on their lives, and offer emotional and practical solutions and where necessary safety planning strategies. Focused behavioural support will also be offered to children who may have witnessed and been traumatised by their parents' volatile relationship and are left presenting with anxiety or behavioural challenges.

The New Start Programme will improve psychological well-being and lead to a safer, more stable home environment where parents can move on to healthier relationships and children can reach their developmental and educational milestones.

By providing psychological support to women, enabling them to gain confidence and understanding as to how dysfunctional relationships occur and gain insight as to how they can work towards a safer, stable future for themselves and their children.

WE ARE OPEN FOR REFERRALS NOW!!  or via telephone 01843 609665 for a referral form




**NEW in 2020**

Home-Start Thanet Helpline - 01843 609665

Tues-Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm

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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.

The Process

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 is continuing to offer support during the Coronavirus crisis. However, this support will be via the telephone and emails rather than face-to-face.  Although our volunteer Mentors will not be visiting families at home, our co-ordinators ARE providing telephone support to both families and Mentors. Our offices will remain closed until this period is over.

We are still accepting referrals from agencies and families 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 are now accepting self-referrals.











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Working Forward

For additional information on the areas we cover and the range of services we provide please contact us or call us on 01843 609665.

Contact Details

01843 609665

Kent Innovation Centre
Millennium Way
CT10 2QQ


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