Volunteer Home Visiting support from Home-Start Essex and A Better Start Southend

Volunteer Home Visiting support from Home-Start Essex and A Better Start Southend

Home-Start Essex has recently finished supporting a family who referred themselves for support. The mum, Charlotte, asked for support to help reduce her isolation which had built up as a result of the pandemic.

Charlotte was matched with a volunteer, Sarah, who visited her every week to help keep her two young sons occupied whilst Charlotte did jobs around the house and she also encouraged Charlotte to get out with the children. Sarah soon felt like a member of the family and the boys would always ask when she was next coming to visit. At the end of her support, Charlotte reported that she felt less isolated and that her emotional wellbeing had also improved as a result of the support.

Home-Start Essex is able to provide home visiting volunteers to families who live in one of the ABSS wards and has a child under four.

We always need more volunteers to join our team; we ask that you have parenting experience or experience of working with families, and are able to offer 2-3 hours per week to support a family.

If you would like to know more about receiving support or becoming a volunteer with us, please contact Chris Jones on chris.jones@home-startessex.org.uk or 07849 086817.

www.home-startessex.org.uk

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk