Health and wellbeing

Funding level: £1,001 to £5,000

Description

To support families who have children between the ages of 0-11 at key points of difficulty, crisis or transition in their lives. The support will be given by volunteers who visit families in their own homes, offering friendship and informal support, based on emotional and practical help. The aim is to provide a safe, stimulating, happy and secure environment for their children. We will provide support that prevents family breakdown and keeps children and parents together and improves the parents and children's physical health and well being. We know that adverse childhood experiences are potentially traumatic events that can have negative lasting effects on health and well being. These experiences range from physical, emotional or sexual abuse to parental divorce or the incarceration of a parent or guardian.
By our appropriately trained snd superbised volunteers visiting the family at home for approximately 2 hours each week we can help reduce the families sense of isolation and help them to develop their own support networks, which leads to more social inclusion and integration.
We do this by:
Providing a listening was so that a parent or other family member can talk about their difficulties and problems and explore ways to resolve them.
We give information about services in their local area which might benefit a family and we can accompany them on an introductionsry visit to give moral support.
We may offer transport so they families can attend local appointments.
We encourage and enable families to go out and relax together and have some fun.
We encourage and enable families to engage with service providers across health education and leisure services.
We give some practical help, perhaps playing with a child so that a parent can have some time for themselves or can get on with some household tasks or dedicate some time to another child with particular needs.

Home-Start Monmouthshire

Location: Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

The fact that we can help families in thier own homes enabling them to stay together. We put families in control of their own destiny. We only work with a family if they invite us into their home and we get the family to set their own goals.
Fabulous volunteers who will go that extra mile.
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