Family

Any family facing difficulty with at least one child under the age of 5 can ask for Home-Start Ashford’s support.

How we can help?

Support; through difficult times once a week for up to one year.

Flexibility; you decide with your volunteer when the visits will happen and how you will spend your time together.

Understanding; Home-Start Ashford volunteers usually have experience of being a parent, they will be empathetic, non-judgemental and use their own knowledge and skills to support you.

Reassurance; all parents sometimes feel overwhelmed, but you are not alone, and a listening ear and an understanding friend is offered by your volunteer.

An extra pair of hands; a trip to the park or help with the shopping, attending appointments or relevant groups.

Confidentiality; information about you and your family is never disclosed to anyone outside Home-Start Ashford without your permission unless there is a serious concern over a child’s welfare.

Choice; you can choose whether to accept Home-Start Ashford or not, a volunteer will only visit at the family’s request.