We have expanded our services into the town of Quedgeley.
Home-Start Stroud District have been commissioned to expand their services into Quedgeley Town which includes Kingsway.
What does this mean to local families:
In a nutshell, we can offer one to one, personalised support to parents with children under the age of five; reaching out to families at risk of social exclusion, including those who do not engage with other services. Support is offered by a trained home visiting volunteer for as long as is necessary.
From October 2017 a Best Start (postnatal support) group and Bump Start (antenatal Support) group will be running in Quedgeley. For further details visit the Group Start pages.
What does this mean to local people:
This is an opportunity for local people who have parenting experience to become involved in supporting local families. We offer a free forty hour training course to prepare our volunteers. This is accredited through the Open College Network. We also offer regular ongoing support and supervision throughout a volunteer’s commitment to the Home-Start role.
There is also an opportunity for local people who know their community to become members of our Trustee Board to help develop and run this new service.
We encourage wider social and support networks and opportunities for increased engagement in community life.
Look out for our next volunteers training course in Quedgeley.
What does this mean to local professionals working with children from pre-birth up to five years:
Professionals working with families in the Quedgeley and Kingsway areas of Gloucester will have access to an outreach home visiting service to support local families who have at least one child under the age of five.
You can locate referral forms on the Referrals page and information about seeking support can be located on the Getting Support page or you can go to the contact us page to find various ways of contacting us.
We are really happy to come and talk to any group or attend any meeting to give more information about ourselves and the support that we provide.
Our first year of funding has been provided by the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
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