Our goal is to help families, it’s as simple as that, and we employ a wide array of support mechanisms to enable us to address individual needs. At the heart of our service is a dedicated network of Home-Start Glasgow South volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our organisation, providing vital practical and emotional weekly support to families in their own homes, while for families in more acute need we can also provide intensive family support through our dedicated Family Support Worker.
Alongside our amazing volunteers we also run support groups and courses, provide English tuition and throughout the year facilitate family outings which enable families to share experiences that may otherwise not be possible. We are continually reviewing and adapting our service to meet changing needs, and everything we do is designed to help parents to overcome hardship and enjoy happier, healthier families.
Our core activities include:
We are continuing to provide family support services; both over the telephone; through WhatsApp; Messenger; and video call. Many of our supported families find themselves in an unprecedented situation with school and nursery closures - we have provided a 'Resource Box' to over 150 families which includes craft materials; activities; games; and an information booklet providing health advice; financial advice; and a list of online resources. We will continue to provide this information booklet digitally; and will be creating and providing content via social media that will promote positive parent-child relationships; active learning; and mental wellbeing throughout the coronavirus outbreak. Alongside this; our Family Support Coordinators and Family Support Workers will continue working remotely to support families - through emotional support; support to access essential services; and providing practical advice.
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