Home-Start Trafford and Salford

Parents supporting parents

Parenting is tough but childhood can't wait so we're here to help parents when things are difficult. Through a team of 150 volunteers and staff we support 200 families in Trafford, Salford and Wigan who might be struggling financially, physically or mentally through regular peer support.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115320)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£12,832

Donations

57

Championed by Four Acre Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Parenting is tough but childhood doesn't wait The challenges that parents face can range from struggling with illness or disability to mental health challenges, financial pressures such as poverty and debt, isolation and loneliness, particularly after COVID and some of our families are struggling with domestic abuse. All of these issues can have a huge detrimental effect on children. Struggles at home can affect cognitive, physical and emotional development and impact the rest of a child's life.

Solution

We address this problem by supporting parents to give their children the best possible start in life. We do this by providing one-to-one peer support from trained volunteers and staff who have parenting experience themselves and understand how tough it can be. On a weekly basis through a home-visit (or phone call or garden-meet during COVID), they provide non-judgemental support which can be anything from talking through problems, to practical help with shopping, trips or helping with homework.