Home-Start Calderdale – Support and friendship for families
Our charity of the month for February is Home-Start Calderdale which offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children locally. This charity provides a unique service as they recruit and train volunteers who are usually parents themselves to visit families in their homes to offer them informal, friendly and confidential support.
To Home-Start Calderdale every family is special and they respond to each family’s needs through a combination of home visits and social events. A spokesperson for the charity told us “We are rooted in the community that we serve. We are managed by local people but supported by the national organisation. This offers us direction, training, information and guidance ensuring that we provide consistent, high quality support for parents and children throughout Calderdale.”
There’s more about the charity at www.homestartcalderdale.org.uk
Look out for collection boxes next to our tills and we’ll also be running an awareness day supporting Home-Start Calderdale later in February.