Home-Start North Somerset recruits and trains volunteers from all across North Somerset. We then carefully match the volunteer with a family in need of support.
Volunteers are from all walks of life, each and every one a parent or even grandparent, all with a little free time available each week to help provide emotional and practical help to local families. Support is confidential, flexible and totally responsive to the family’s needs.
We are an early years support charity and in order to receive help from Home-Start North Somerset you must have at least one child under 5 in the family. Volunteers visit families in their own home for two or three hours once a week.
Home-Start North Somerset is a local charity which has provided invaluable support and friendship to families in the North Somerset area since 2005 and has achieved positive outcomes for hundreds of families living in the community.
Home-Start North Somerset is affiliated to the national organisation, Home-Start UK, but we are autonomous and responsible for our own management and securing our own funding. Home-Start UK provides advice and support through a local Family Services Specialist and a stringent Quality Assurance review process ensures the scheme operates effectively.
The charity is run by a Management Committee, which is responsible for governance and setting the direction of the scheme, and there are 5 members of staff. A team of 40 trained volunteers visit families at home and help support around 57 families per year.
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