Home-Start Stirling
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WHAT WE DO

Home-Start Stirling supports families from across the local area who have at least one child under the age of five years and are experiencing difficulties.


> SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN THE STIRLING AREA

> HOME-VISITING SERVICE

> FAMILY GROUP SERVICE

> DID YOU KNOW?



SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN THE STIRLING AREA

Home-Start Stirling is an independent charity, supported by Home-Start UK, overseen by an elected Board of Trustees. Our paid members of staff, Rachel (Manager), Angela and Barbara (Co-ordinators), Alyson (Group Worker) and Maureen (Administrator) work from our Stirling office where all training courses and meetings are held.

Home-Start Stirling supports families from across the local area who have at least one child under the age of five years and are experiencing difficulties.

Families need support for many different reasons, family breakdown, postnatal illness, isolation, a child’s disability, bereavement, or any other reason causing stress or crisis. With a flexible approach, meeting the individual needs of each family, volunteers help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope.

To Home-Start Stirling, every family is special and we respond to each family’s individual needs through our services of home-visiting support, family group work and social events.
 
Home-Start Schemes are rooted in the communities they serve – managed locally but supported by the national organisation which offers direction, training, information and guidance to schemes to ensure consistent and quality support for parents and children wherever they are.
 
Home-Start Stirling has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and on the health and welfare of the family.


OUR HOME-VISITING SERVICE

Our volunteers are parents themselves, trained and supported by our co-ordinators, Rachel and Ashleigh, and are carefully matched to a family. Our volunteers provide weekly support within the family’s own home with practical help, listening and companionship.

There is no time limit to our support and staff will also visit families regularly to review the service and support provided until everybody agrees that the family is able to cope on their own.

If you would like any more information about the Home-Visiting, please call the office number or enquire through the ‘Contact Us’ form.


OUR FAMILY GROUP SERVICE

The Home-Start Stirling Family Group continues to go from strength to strength with more families than ever before receiving support thanks to the commitment and expertise of our staff and volunteers.

The aims of the group are to:

  • reduce social isolation
  • encourage positive play and interaction between parent and child
  • help parents and children make new friends.


The Family Group works with other agencies and provides a range of support to families. This includes work with a play therapist, input from adult learning, smoking cessation, budgeting support and parenting advice.

The Family Group which is held once a week provides a safe and confidential environment where families can enjoy a home-cooked lunch and interact with each other in planned activities designed to encourage child development. This includes craft activities, song time, rhyme time and story telling. The children are also given free time to explore free play and interact with other children.

If you would like any more information about the Family Group, please call the office number or enquire through the ‘Contact Us’ form.


DID YOU KNOW?

Home-Start schemes in Scotland support over 2100 families* with over 5500 children* supported by more than 1500 volunteers*. In Stirling alone, since we first opened in 1999, we now currently support throughout the year 59 families and around 120 children from all sectors of the community and for many varied reasons.

(* Home-Start UK, 2012 Summary Scotland)

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Contact us

HOME-START STIRLING
Registered Office

Office 7
FlexSpace
3 Whitehouse Road
Springkerse Industrial Estate
STIRLING
FK7 7SP


Telephone: +44 (0)1786 476782
Email: admin@homestartstirling.org.uk

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Our office is located in the heart of Stirling with easy access via road and rail network links.

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Company Number: SC276401 • Scottish Charity Number: CO23619

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