Home-Start Deveron is affiliated with Home-Start UK/Scotland, one of the leading nationwide family support charities. We have been supporting families across the Deveron Valley area since 1999 and formed a consortium with other schemes across the Aberdeenshire area back in 2015.
In 2018/19 Home-Start Deveron supported 420 families through a combination of our core 1-1 home-visiting support, group sessions & targeted activity days. We tailor our support to each family and their individual needs, and we work with the whole family.
We do this by recruiting and training volunteers to visit families within their own home for 2-3 hours per week to offer informal, friendly, non-judgemental and confidential support. We currently have 2 Family Support Workers on our team who support families on a 1-1 basis and we recently recruited a Play-worker who runs some of our groups alongside volunteers.
Families are mainly referred to us via a range of agencies through the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership, and we do welcome self-referrals direct through the office.
Home-Start Deveron are here to help families facing many different challenges, these include but are not limited to
MEET THE TEAM
We have a great team of dedicated staff, volunteers and trustees who are committed to working closely with families who need our support across the Deveron Valley, why not see who we are and find out a little more about us.
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BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Volunteers offer their time because they want to improve the lives of parents and children. What they get back is the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped make a real difference within their community.
If you feel you are in a situation that requires our help and support then we would be happy to hear from you. The team here at Home Start have experience in many differing situations and will work with you and offer support as required.
• Rural / Social Isolation •
• Post-Natal Depression •
• Families Affected by Disability •
• Living with Chronic / Terminal Illness
• Substance Misuse •
• Domestic Abuse •
Home-Start Deveron relies on funding for our core activities, fundraising throughout the year to cover volunteer training & expenses and also the day-to-day running costs of the scheme. We also receive support and donations throughout the year from individuals, groups and businesses within the local community.