Families

Home-Start Deeside is your local Home-Start organisation. At the heart of our charity is the belief that parents have the key role in creating a secure and happy environment for their children. It’s just that sometimes they need a bit of help. That’s where Home-Start comes in.

 

If you would like to get home visits, or would like to volunteer, give us a call today on  01330 824 443 and speak to our friendly staff.

 

 

 

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Home Support

Home-Start Deeside's family visiting volunteers will visit a family in their own home usually once a week for a few hours to offer support.

 

Our volunteers help parents going through difficult times including:

 

  • Friendly support through difficult times for as long as it is needed.
  • Understanding that when bringing up children, problems are not unusual.
  • Reassurance, all parents can sometimes feel overwhelmed. You are not alone!
  • A listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.
  • An extra pair of hands volunteers are not baby-sitters or home-helps but can offer you practical help with the children and daily routines.
  • Reduce isolation access to groups in the community.
  • Emphasising the positive aspects of family life.

Group Support

We offer local support at our Groups for Home-Start Deeside, Alford and Strathdon Families.

 
Our groups provide a space for parents to gather, meet and talk, and create their own local support network.
 
Banchory – Helping Hands
Tuesday Mornings 
Alford – Mums in Mind
Thursday Mornings 
 
We would like to request that due to the nature of these groups that ONLY families receiving support from Home-Start attend.
 
If you would like any more information about the timings and location, please call our office on 01330 824 443 or email info@homestartdeeside.org.

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