Helping to Support Young Families

Home-Start (Bournemouth & Poole) is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of young families, with at least one child under five years of age. Volunteers offer regular friendship, support and practical help to families under stress, in their own homes.

Volunteers all have parenting skills and understand the stresses and strains involved in bringing up a young family. They are understanding, caring and reliable, and make a commitment to visiting one or two families in their own homes regularly.

Volunteers are trained and supported by the scheme’s organisers, and the next training session will commence in the Autumn 2001.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or feel you would benefit from support yourself, please phone Wendy, Sue, Marilyn or Veronica, on 574877 for more information.

Registered Charity No. 1044524

Contributed by Justin Taylor. Posted: 1 Mar 2001