Home-Start Deeside is a Banchory based charitable organisation which assists vulnerable families with young children throughout the entire Deeside area. We offer completely free, confidential advice and support to families with children under 5 years of age and can signpost to other agencies if necessary. We are part of Home-Start UK a nationwide organisation.
Read more about what we have been up to at our Events and other activities within the local area.
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Without these wonderful people wishing to give their time to support other families or help run our shop we wouldn't be able to bring you the support we have available today - Thank you
Irene is kept busy with referrals and one to one family support work as well as over-seeing the two parent and toddler groups Home-Start Deeside & Donside run.
Julie keeps our office in order and makes sure all core work is kept up to date. She is the “glue that holds us all together”.
Leah oversees the running of the scheme and shop as well as handling referrals and being involved with the Banchory parent & toddler group.
The help and support our whole family has received from Home Start has been invaluable. Being new to an area was harder than I thought and without Home-Start I don't think I would have got through the last couple of years. They have been a shoulder to cry on (without judgement) so many times. They help think of new ideas to try when the kids have difficult or demanding periods. My kids love my volunteer who's help, support and friendship allow me to do the little things I used to take for granted, like having a shower! And through their groups I have made some wonderful friends for life. I'm so grateful for everything they have done and continue to do.
“It’s the quickest two hours of my week"
“She has been an absolute angel and she is amazing”
We volunteer with Home-Start because we feel that if we make a positive difference to a family no matter how small then it makes the family’s life a tiny bit easier. It might sound cliched but helping others does actually make you feel good.
"The volunteer gives that extra special touch”
Giving something back to society, has been rewarding. In difficult times to see the hurdles that individuals overcome is humbling and the faith they have in the volunteer creates often lasting friendships. The children reward you with so many smiles they’re heartfelt and priceless. Just a joy.
“I could not fault a thing about my volunteer”
“My volunteer gives my day a WHOOOSH”