We believe that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving children the best possible start in life. Home-Start Norfolk is dedicated to pursuing this vision through its support to families across Norfolk.
Home-Start Norfolk is dedicated to helping children, changing lives. We offer support and practical help to parents with young children across Norfolk. Home-Start Norfolk offers a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers – who are usually parents themselves – to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5 to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.
To help children get the best possible start in life, Home-Start Norfolk supports parents, across the county, to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children, learn to cope with the challenges they face and widen their links with the local community. In doing so, parents are empowered to function effectively and independently in their day to day lives, building better lives for their children.
Home-Start Norfolk provides support to address many local issues and needs, including:
- School readiness
- Mental health
- Social and rural isolation
- Healthy eating
Families struggling with these, and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.