We believe that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents are key in
giving their children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential.
Sometimes parents need a bit of help and may be finding it hard to cope for all sorts of
reasons – ill health, disability, postnatal illness, bereavement or loneliness.
Home-Start Shropshire is here to support families, who have at least one child under 5
years of age, offering non-judgmental support, friendship and practical assistance.
How do we help?
Our trained volunteers, who know about being a parent, visit people in their own homes
for a couple of hours each week helping to prevent a family crisis or breakdown.
Our volunteers can provide practical help with parenting skills, offer emotional support,
provide information about support from other organisations or help in accessing health,
education or local authority services. They also help families to become more involved
in the local community and offer practical help with budgeting and finances. In some
areas of Shropshire, we also run family groups and hold social events.
Who can get help?
We operate an open referral policy, offering support to families with young children
experiencing stress or difficulty. Our supported families, like our volunteers, come from all
walks of life. We also work with The Royal British Legion supporting forces families.
Families can refer themselves, or be referred to Home-Start Shropshire by a health visitor,
social worker, midwife, family support worker, CPN, nursery teacher etc.
If we are unable to help, we will always endeavour to signpost to alternative organisations
who may be able to provide the necessary support.
How to get help…
Sometimes everyone needs a little bit of help… and often the first call is the hardest one to make, but if you think you would like some help or know someone who might, you can contact us in complete confidence on:
Tel: 01584 878532 (24hr answerphone)
Our services are rigorously quality assured through the charity commission endorsed system.