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Cecily Henry from Home Start visits EAVA FM

Added: Tuesday 17th April 2012 10:05:58 AM

Cecily Henry from Home Start visits EAVA FM

Are you in a family that needs help? Or in a family that wants to offer help?

Then read on, Tuesday 3rd April 2012 saw Cecily Henry from Home Start joined us in the studio to talk about Home Start and the fact that they are looking for more volunteers.

The Home Start project has been going for 10 years and its aim is to help increase the confidence and independence of families by visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance. Also to reassure parents that their childcare problems are not unusual or unique, encouraging parents' strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children and trying to get the fun back into family life.

The support is free, confidential and non-judgemental and in fact almost 25% of families refer themselves. You can also be referred to Home Start by your health visitors.

Home Start are currently looking to recruit new volunteers, they are specifically looking for parents, grandparents or anyone that has experience with working with children. There is no age limit they just ask that you have parenting experience. There is an 8 week course and preparation that you have to take part in, the next training course takes place on May 10th from 9.30 – 2.45. Your expenses will be paid.

If you’re looking for a reference you will have to work for a year before you get one so utilise your experience with Home Start.

For more information call 0116 2630 270 or visit www.home-start.org.uk.

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