Home-Start Bracknell Forest recruits and trains volunteers from Binfield, Bracknell Town, Crowthorne, North Ascot, Sandhurst, Warfield and Winkfield. We then carefully match the volunteer with a family in need of support.
Volunteers are from all walks of life, each and every one a parent or even grandparent, all with a little free time available each week to help provide emotional and practical help to local families. Support is confidential, flexible and totally responsive to the family’s needs.
We are an early years support charity and in order to receive help from Home-Start Bracknell Forest you must have at least one pre-school child in the family. Volunteers visit families in their own home for two hours once a week.
Home-Start Bracknell Forest is a local charity which has provided invaluable support and friendship to families in the Bracknell Forest area since 1993 and has achieved positive outcomes for hundreds of families living in the community.
Home-Start Bracknell Forest is affiliated to the national organisation, Home-Start UK, but we are autonomous and responsible for our own management and securing our own funding. Home-Start UK provides advice and support to local schemes and a stringent Quality Assurance review process ensures the scheme operates effectively.
The charity is run by a Board of Trustees, which is responsible for governance and setting the direction of the scheme, and there are 6 members of staff. A team of up to 30 trained volunteers visit families at home and help support parents at the Family Groups.
During the period April 2016 – March 2017 we supported 67 families and a total of 141 children.
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