Support a Family
For just £1,200 a year or £23 per week, you can help to change a child’s life for good when you sponsor a family with Home-Start Warrington.
Home-Start Warrington believes that every child deserves the best start in life and that this begins within the home. By supporting parents and carers through times of stress, we can empower them and enable them to grow in confidence and improve both the parents and their children’s life chances. Home-Start Warrington believes that through this support children will receive the love and attention that they need to thrive.
The Families we support can be referred to the Home-Start Warrington service by health visitors, social workers, children’s centres, GP’s or can be self-referred. Reasons for referral could be disability of the child or parent, poverty, postnatal depression, abusive relationships, mental health issues, addiction problems, lack of parenting skills, isolation, multiple birth or other reasons.
We support our families by recruiting and training volunteers, who are parents’ themselves, to visit families in their home, to offer informal, friendly and confidential support. Each volunteer has to undergo a 40 hour training programme before being matched with a family. The training prepares the volunteer to offer the highest quality support, friendship and practical help to the parent which will ultimately provide the child with the best possible start in life. The volunteers give 3 hours support a week to a family within the family home.
It costs £1,200 per year to support one family and we support on average 50 families a year. The funding goes towards training volunteers and the Home- Start support staff. Each family we support is unique with their own issues and concerns. We provided individual tailored support for the family as well as providing for family outings in the summer.
Where will my sponsorship money go?
Every penny raised goes to support a family from the local community. Your funding will directly help to support a family in their own home. We are a unique service in Warrington in the support we give is carried out in the family home each week. In this way we can directly benefit families and monitor the progress they make. If you agree to support us you will be linked to a family we are supporting and receive quarterly updates on the impact your funding is having on the family. In this way you know your funding is having a direct impact on a local Warrington family.
You can be sure we’ll achieve as much as possible with every pound you give us. And you’ll be able to see the difference you’re making to your local community through the regular updates you will receive on the families we support.
“It’s amazing to see what a difference such a small amount of money a month can make to a whole community”. Mike Lomax, MD Total Steel & Fabrication Ltd.