Home-Start Bracknell Forest


Support and friendship for families

Home-Start Bracknell Forest

Support and friendship for families


Strategic Plan Executive Summary

The following is an extract from our Strategic Plan document for the period 2015-18

a) Home-Start Bracknell Forest was established in 1993 to provide a service to parents with young children in the Bracknell area. The aim is through early intervention to prevent family crisis and breakdown and to promote well-being and healthy lifestyle.

b) Home-Start Bracknell Forest is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It has adopted the Standards and Methods of Practice laid down by Home-start UK and is subject to a robust Quality Assurance system.

c) The Scheme works closely with the Local Authority and currently receives the majority of its funding from Bracknell Forest Council through a Service Level Agreement.

d) In 2014/15 the Scheme supported 87 families and offered more than 1200 hours of volunteer support.

e) Home-Start Bracknell Forest employs 6 part-time staff (less than 2.5 FTE) and aims to have 30 active family visiting volunteers in January of each year following the completion of the annual Volunteer Preparation Course. We also run a very successful Family Group.

f) The Scheme has a small but very experienced and highly committed trustee board which manages the scheme. The board reports each year in the Annual Report which is presented at the AGM.

g) Monitoring of performance is carried out through the annual statistics return, ongoing Quality Assurance, the Service Level
Agreement Reports and the annual Action Plan.

h) Home-Start Bracknell Forest seeks to enhance its performance and service delivery through its developmental objectives.

The full Strategic Plan document is available to download. Click on the button below.