Home-Start Monmouthshire

Becoming a Friend

Download the Friends leaflet here.

How can you help?

We are not asking you to pay anything!

Our friends are valued people who want to support the work that we do in Monmouthshire.

By becoming a friend you will:

  • Receive our quarterly newsletter

  • Be informed and involved with fundraising events

  • Be invited to social occasions and our AGM.

We hope you will be able to support us and spread the word to others you feel may be interested.

What we do at Home-Start Monmouthshire

Home-Start Monmouthshire support families who have at least one child under the age of five, at key points of difficulty crisis or transition in their lives. The support is given by volunteers who visit families in their homes each week. They provide non judgemental practical and emotional support.

The aim of our work is to empower parents and carers, improve their confidence in their own parenting skills, and enable them to provide a safe, stimulating, happy and secure environment for their children. We provide support that helps preven family breakdown and keep children and parents together.

The service in Monmouthshire

Home-Start Monmouthshire has a very small team of 4 paid staff and approximately 40 volunteers who typically give 2 hours a week of their time supporting families.

What families think of Home-Start Monmouthshire

“Home-Start is an excellent charity that goes unnoticed. My life would have been much harder without them this past year”

“I had hoped for guidance and reassurance and got it”

Some Facts and figures about Home-Start Monmouthshire

Home-Start Monmouthshire is an Independent Registered Charity set up in December 2010 and Company Limited by Guarantee.

During April 2015 to March 2016, 704 home visits were made by our volunteers to families.

During this time we had 53 new referrals, supported 70 families and 119 children, 13 of whom were on the Child Protection Register and 16 were “Children in Need”.

Interested in being a friend of Home-Start Monmouthshire?

If so please contact us.

Thank you.