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An introduction to Home Start

About Home-Start Central & West Cheshire

Home-Start Central & West Cheshire recruits and trains volunteers from Northwich, Winsford, Frodsham, Crewe and Nantwich including the rural areas in between in Central & West Cheshire. An appropriate volunteer is then carefully matched to a family.  All of the families we support must have at least one child under five.  The volunteer visits the family in their own home once a week.  Families tell us what a huge difference it makes to their lives to have that support at a time of need, often describing our volunteers as “a ray of sunshine” or a “life-line”.  The best part of our work is to see the children start to thrive again as the volunteer helps the parents work through their difficulties.

Home Visiting Volunteer

Home-Start Central & West Cheshire is a local charity which was set up in 1996 in response to an identified need for a support service for Central & West Cheshire families that was free at the point of access, completely independent and available to all.

Home-Start Central & West Cheshire is affiliated to the national organisation, Home-Start UK, but we are  autonomous and responsible for our own management and our own funding.

Home-Start UK provides advice and support through a Family Services Specialist together with a stringent Quality Assurance review process to ensure the scheme operates effectively.

The charity is run by a Management Committee who are responsible for governance and setting the direction of the scheme and there are five members of staff, together with a network of trained volunteers who carry out the home-visiting parent support service.


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