Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential.
Home-Start Norfolk offers...
Last year 491 families with 1187 children received weekly home-based support from one of our 197 trained parent volunteers.
" My volunteer is an angel that swoops down into my life and makes it so much calmer.
Home-Start parent "
Home-Start Norfolk offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children across Norfolk.
Home-Start Norfolk offers a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers - who are usually parents themselves - to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5 to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.
To help children get the best possible start in life, Home-Start Norfolk supports parents, across the county, to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community. In doing so, parents are empowered to function effectively and independently in their day to day lives.
Home-Start Norfolk provides support to address many local issues and needs, including:
The Home-Start Approach
Home-Start schemes are rooted in the community they serve. Home-Start Norfolk is an independent charity managed locally but supported by a national organisation, Home-Start UK, which offers direction, training, information and guidance to schemes and ensures consistent and quality support for parents and children.
Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.