Home-Start York say:
Home-Start York is an independent charity and has been offering family focussed, support to York parents with pre-school children since 1988. Providing a unique, in-home, volunteer lead service, Home-Start York fills a local community need by reaching some of York’s most vulnerable families, as well as those who are simply finding parenting difficult due to environmental, physical and emotional stresses.
Positive intervention in early years can prevent issues developing further and enables parents to find their own way forward and to achieve lasting change.
The grant Home Start York received from The Purey Cust enabled us to provide support to 165 families with 86 of those having children 0-2 years. We also increased our team of volunteers to 57 to enable us to provide more support to more families.
“My volunteer gave me advice on healthy eating for me and my family and she gave me emotional support. She was the kindest, most lovely person I’ve ever met, and my children adore her. Home Start helped me so much!”