A child’s early years are critical to their future.
We help families in Guernsey give their children the best start in life.

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

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No-one understands the stresses that being a parent brings better than another parent. That is why Home-Start Guernsey is such a valuable part of the local community and has now been running in Guernsey for seven years.

 

Home-Start recruits parents as volunteers who visit families experiencing stressful times. The volunteers work with families by simply encouraging parent’s strengths and emotional well-being for the benefit of their children.

 

Home-Start offers a unique blend of support and friendship achieved by home visiting. Support can be practical or emotional, but is always free, confidential and non-judgmental.

 

The fact that a number of families refer themselves and that parents who have been supported by Home-Start sometimes go on to be volunteers themselves, speaks for itself.

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Find Home-Start in Guernsey

Our contacts here to help you

Ayesha

Senior Co-ordinator

Ayesha has been with Home-Start Guernsey since 2016.  Ayesha has a varied experience working in Domestic abuse, child protection, learning Disabilities and ADHD etc.

 

‘I enjoy working for Home-Start because you get to see a family grow and know that what we do can make a difference to a families day to day life.  As a parent we have all found challenges and knowing we can help others is a rewarding experience’

 

Email: ayesha.camara@home-startguernsey.org.gg

Caroline

Co-ordinator

Caroline has recently started working for Home-Start joining the team in January 2018. Caroline trained as a Primary School teacher and has experience of working in mainstream and special needs schools with a variety of age groups. She also trained as a Literacy Support teacher.

 

‘I am thrilled to be joining Home-Start in what is set to be an exciting year with our 10th anniversary. I hope I can make a difference to all of the families we will be working with this year’

 

Email: contact@home-startguernsey.org.gg

Members of the board

Patrons: Lady K Corder, Sir Richard Collas

Chair: Wayne Bulpitt

Vice Chair: David Clark

Treasurer: Jurat Jonathan Hooley

Trustees: Jackie Edwards, Ali Le Tocq, Stephen Eldridge, Judith Barker

Family Representative: Vacant

Volunteer Representative Trustee: Hermione Surcombe