Home-Start Kirklees are a local charity, working throughout the whole of Kirklees to support families with young children who are going through a tough time.
We recruit and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families we help have at least one pre-school child under 5.
Since we were first set up in 1999, our volunteers have offered non-judgemental practical and emotional support to over 1,500 families coping with illness or disability, bereavement, family breakdown, multiple births, social isolation or a host of other problems.
To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community.
Parents and their children tell us that our volunteers make a huge difference to them and the way they are able to function.
More information about our service is available at www.homestart-kirklees.org.uk
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