Home-Start Camden

Parents for Volunteers

Home-Start Camden trains parents or people with parenting experience as volunteers for parents of children under 5, who are going through a difficult time. Trained volunteers then visit the family weekly to help with practical tasks and offer friendship and support.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 March 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 February 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1086292)

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Everyone needs a little help sometime, especially when you have young children and are feeling under pressure. Home-Start Camden helps improve family life by matching trained volunteers with families under stress. Over time, our volunteers help parents increase in confidence, well being & reduce the feelings of isolation. By training and supporting parents to pass on their knowledge & skills we can enable parents to become better parents & give their children the best possible start in life.

Solution

Home-Start Camden recruits and trains volunteers and then matches them with families. We ensure chidlren are safeguarded by carrying out full checks on the volunteer, providing an 8 day Volunteer Preparation Course and getting to know them so we can match them with the right family. We continue to support the family and the volunteer throughout the time they are matched, which averages at 13 months of support.