“Huge mental and emotional support for me and my daughter as we have a person in our lives who we can call a good friend. For me it is also the fact that I don’t have to go through the challenging time in my life alone.”
Welcome to Home-Start Manchester. We are one of Greater Manchester’s leading family support charities, working in local communities across the city, offering volunteer-led support to families who are struggling.
In an ideal world, you wouldn’t need a charity like Home-Start. All parents would have the support they need to meet the challenges that raising children brings.
But real life isn’t like that. So many parents come to Home-Start looking for support because they cannot cope, and they may not have the support of their family and friends. And when parents cannot cope, their children suffer. The impact of which can last a lifetime.
So why? What are the reasons? Many families living in communities across the city of Manchester are dealing with a range of issues. Poverty, poor mental health, domestic abuse, isolation, illness, and lack of family support networks. And this is where Home-Start steps in. Our volunteers, (who we train), visit families in their own homes each week, offering emotional and practical support to families through a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or a practical pair of hands.
Although the majority of our support for families is through home-visiting we also offer a range of bespoke projects to meet the needs of local parents and their children. To find out more about how we can support families click below.
To find out more about becoming a Home-Start volunteer click below.