U.K wide - Across the UK more than 15,000 Home-Start volunteers visit families at home each week, supporting parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. The only requirement for a family to access our support is that they have at least one child less than five years of age.
"Home-Start has helped me through one of the toughest times in my life and I can't imagine how it would have been withough them. They gave me support, encouragement and reassurance and helped me to learn to laugh and enjoy myself again". A mother, Scotland.
Home-Start Caithness- was set up in 1999 by a group of local people who realized that many families in Caithness needed a bit of extra support during the most formative years of their children’s lives. Since then, the scheme has grown from strength to strength, employing three members of staff and with around 20 volunteers providing support to more than 40 families per year.
Supporting local families
Every year, Home-Start Caithness provides support to lots of local local families. Parent volunteers offer support and friendship to other parents through home-visiting, via our family group and drop in.
Call us: 01955 609163
Find us: Office 4, Stevenson House 10 Harbour Terrace