Support and friendship for families
Welcome to Home-Start Guildford
Welcome to Home-Start Guildford
Number of children supported
Number of families Supported
Volunteers supporting families
Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult at times, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have little support from family and friends, just when they need it most.Home-Start Guildford supports parents who have at least one child under 5 years and who are dealing with issues such as:
- Mental Health
- Domestic Abuse
- Multiple Births
- Difficult Relationships
For some parents it’s a real struggle because they also have to cope with difficult situations like post-natal depression, illness, disability, relationship issues or multiple births.
A carefully selected volunteer who has parenting experience will regularly visit a family in their own home, offering emotional
and practical support through difficult times. This parent to parent support is a simple yet effective way of giving hope and
enabling families to get back on track.
The statistics given above relate to our work over the last year April 2017 to March 2018.
Latest News and Events from Home-Start Guildford
Please view our Families Newsletter Autumn 2018. In the section below we have put the last six news items from Home-Start Guildford. Simply click on the title of the news item or image if one is present, or click on the Read More… link at the end of each summary. The news item will open in a new page. To see all of the news including older items please visit our News page.
The Rio Carnival Party at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge on 30th November was a huge success. 439 supporters enjoyed fabulous food and entertainment - casino, disco, dodgems, Samba dancing, trapeze artists and acrobats. A great evening! A big thank you to Trustees,...read more
Help Home-Start Guildford support vulnerable local families by buying Guildford Lottery tickets from our page and you stand the chance of winning £25,000! The first draw took place on December 1st and to check if you a winner go to www.guildfordlottery.org page.. Buy...read more
From 1st November until 31st January we hold our annual Snowflake Appeal.The idea is a simple one. We ask our supporters to hold a small fundraising event during this three month period. Every £250 raised will train one Home-Start volunteer to support a local family...read more
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Guildford, Cllr. Mike Parsons, and local councillors to our AGM on 5th October. Our Chair, Hugh Shanks, reported that in 2017/18 home-visiting volunteers supported a record number of 115 families. One of the mums who has been...read more
Join artist Liz Hauck for her "The Music of Painting" workshops on September 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th. Music and painting have much in common and we can learn a great deal from exploring the musicality of painting. In these workshops she will teach how to use music...read more
We are delighted to have been chosen as Pennington Manches LLP Guildford's Charity of the Year. Wendy and Jan joined them at their bake sale yesterday, meeting members of staff and enjoying the delicious cakes. We're very much looking forward to working with them over...read more