Helping parents in Guernsey build better lives for their children.

What is Home-Start Guernsey

A local based charity that provides a proactive home visiting programme in which trained parent volunteers, supported by paid staff, work with parents who have at least one child under seven in a family recognised as being ‘under stress’.

What does Home-Start Guernsey Offer?

Home-Start Guernsey offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children.

Home-Start support helps:

• Reduce family isolation and increase social networks
• Strengthen parent-child relationships
• Improve parents’ physical health and emotional well-being
• Develop and improve parenting skills
• Improve the home environment
• Improve children’s health, well-being and development
• Increase access to health, education and community services

Services:

Dragonflies  – funded by the Sarah Groves Foundation, this is a family group drop in for parents and carers with pre-school children.  The group offers parents and carers the chance to make new friends and to build an informal support network.

Every Tuesday, 9.30am – 11.30am @ Wesley Methodist Church Hall
Every Thursday, 9.30am – 11.30am @ Les Camps Methodist Church Hall
Every Friday 9.30 – 11.30 @ Styx Centre, St Peters

Story Sacks – we are able to lend families a number of different Story Sacks which include books and related toys to encourage play and interaction and early literacy skills.

Financial Support – we can help families with budgeting, benefits and a range of funding requests.