Home Start Teesside
Home-Start's informal and friendly support for families with young children provides a lifeline to thousands of parents and children in communities across the UK. Their support is free, confidential and non-judgemental. They aim to help increase the confidence and independence of families by: • Visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance. • Reassuring parents that their problems and are not unusual or unique • Encouraging parents' strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children • Trying to get the fun back into family life Families struggle with finances for many reasons. Whether you are trying to cope with an unexpected job loss or redundancy, trying to find the pennies to keep the house warm enough for your sick child, or wondering where to find the cash for specialist mobility equipment - we may be able to help. You may have been made redundant, be long term unemployed, work hard at two or more jobs and still can’t make ends meet, or have debt problems. Many Home-Starts around the country help parents to budget and manage their money more effectively. They are also able to put you in touch with other local organisations who will be able to offer advice and support with your money. From helping attend meetings with Citizens Advice or the benefits office, to working with families to find grants that help ease the financial burden of coping with disability or illness, Home-Start volunteers are making a difference to families like yours.