Home-Start Spelthorne

Support and friendship for families

Home-Start Spelthorne

Support and friendship for families

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Welcome to Home-Start Spelthorne

Welcome to Home-Start Spelthorne

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Number of Families Supported

Volunteers Supporting Families

Having a friend can be one of the most enriching and supportive relationships in a person´s life and it can easily be taken for granted. At Home-Start Spelthorne we value friendship. Home-Start Spelthorne is a local charity which supports ordinary parents in Spelthorne who are going through extraordinary times.

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult at times, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have little support from family and friends, just when they need it most.

 

Home-Start Spelthorne supports parents who have at least one child under 5 and who are dealing with issues such as:

  • Isolation
  • Mental health
  • Sickness
  • Disability
  • Domestic abuse
  • Multiple birth
  • Difficult relationships

For some parents it’s a real struggle because they also have to cope with difficult situations like post-natal depression, illness, disability, relationship issues or multiple births.

A carefully selected volunteer who has parenting experience, will regularly visit a family in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times. This parent to parent support is a simple yet effective way of giving hope and enabling families to get back on track.

Please help to support the work of Home-Start Spelthorne

Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news page

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Do you feel you need support?

Are you having difficulty coping with the stresses of life bringing up a young family? If you live in or around Spelthorne district and have at least one child under five, we may be able to help.

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Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Through home visiting volunteers support local families whom are facing a variety of difficulties, including loneliness and isolation, ill health, post-natal depression, disabilities and bereavement.

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Information for Referrers

Any family with at least one child under the age of five years old may be referred to Home-Start Spelthorne for support if they are going through difficulties.

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“When I first got in contact with Home-Start I was very vulnerable, miserable, depressed and lonely following the birth of my second child and family problems. As a result they offered me a volunteer who would come once a week to visit me at home. My volunteer was my rock and my support for a year during a difficult part of my life. I would look forward to her weekly visit as the only part of the week when I could be myself, admit how hard life was, cry, talk, laugh. She provided invaluable support, someone outside of my family who wouldn’t judge but offer sympathy, advice and a shoulder to cry on.”

Latest News and Events from Home-Start Spelthorne

In the section below we have put the last six news items from Home-Start Spelthorne. Simply click on the title of the news item or image if one is present, or click on the Read More… link at the end of each summary. The news item will open in a new page. To see all of the news including older items please visit our News page.

Volunteer Prep Course

Welcome to Amanda, Anne, Kathy, Hilary and Linda who started their course on 4th October.  Tori is also attending as part of her induction. Our next course starts in Feb/March 2018!!  

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Red Lion Dinner October 2017

Another successful evening was enjoyed by a full house of Home-Start Spelthorne supporters.  We thank you all for helping us to raised...

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Home-Start Spelthorne 100 Club Draw

Become a 100 Club member! Please help us raise funds by supporting our 100 Club…membership is open to all!  Please contact the office to join. You can join now for just £15 a year. There are four draws a year and three prizes each time. 1st Prize –    £20 2nd Prize –...

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Fundraising Target

Our funding deficit target for financial year 2017/18 is £26,000. Our thanks  go to those who have donated and raised funds for us: The Mayor's fund £5,267 Barclays £1,000 Tea Party in the Park £709 Resolution/Four Acre £625 Gold Club £1,260  B-B-Q £553 Sing...

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Gold Club

Can you support us financially on a monthly basis?  If so please become one of our Gold Club members. Since its launch in April 2014, the Gold Club has proved to be a successful method of fundraising.  We are now encouraging more people to join for £10 a month with a...

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