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Home-Start Camden and Islington

Coronavirus Update

Home Start Camden and Islington is currently providing the following services:

Phone based parenting support and guidance for families with children under the age of 5 who are experiencing difficulties or are vulnerable. Monday – Friday 9am-4pm 

Referrals can be made via the website https://homestartcamdenandislington.org.uk/referrals/

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Usual Service:

Home-Start recruits and trains volunteers to offer practical and emotional support to families with at least one child under five years old. Many of the families that Home-Start work with are feeling isolated and one of the volunteers roles is to raise the parents' self-esteem so that they are able to become more confident to access other services.

Volunteers visit families in their own homes once a week for three to four hours. Local volunteers undertake an eight week accredited preparation course which covers a number of topics including safeguarding children. Volunteers are interviewed and are subject to a DBS check. Volunteers receive expenses and have individual and group supervision as well as the opportunity for ongoing training and personal development.

Volunteering Opportunities
Are you a parent looking to enhance your skills? Can you give 3-4 hours weekly to visit a family with young children? Join us for our free Volunteer Preparation training course. 

Next training dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 17 September to 10 October, or 17 October to 12 December, 9.45am to 2.45pm. 

Who to contact

Telephone
020 7424 1603
07960 521639
E-mail
info@homestartcamden.org
Website
https://homestartcamdenandislington.org.uk/

Location

Address
7 Dowdney Close
London
Postcode
NW5 2BP

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
Next courses: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.45am to 2.45pm; 17 September to 10 October 2019 or 17 October to 12 December 2019

Other Details

Cost Details
Free of charge
Who is this service for?
Any family that lives in Islington and has at least one child under five.
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

Request a referral form to be sent out in the post or an email copy of the form can be sent.

Record updated: 02/04/2020