Home-Start Maldon is an independent registered charity that supports families with at least one child under five, living in the Maldon District and the Dengie.
The small staff team recruits and trains local volunteers and carefully matches them with local families who need support. The scheme is managed by a board of volunteer trustees and is responsible for raising all its own funds.
We are funded by the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and the Big Lottery enabling us to provide this service at no cost to our families.
Our volunteers, who are parents themselves, support other parents by visiting them in their own homes for a couple of hours each week.
Our support is free, confidential and non-judgemental. In fact, almost 25% of families refer themselves to Home-Start – which speaks for itself.
What do we do?
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.
We help to increase the confidence and independence of families by:
- Visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance.
- Reassuring parents that their childcare problems are not unusual or unique.
- Encouraging parents’ strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children.
- Trying to get the fun back into family life.
To find out more about Home-Start help for families, click here
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