Give Children the Best Start in Life by Supporting Families in Need with a Vote for Home-Start Glasgow South This August

Posted on 27 Jul 2020 by Amy Jackson
Home-Start Glasgow South LogoHome-Start Glasgow South is a family support charity that works to ensure children are given the very best start in life. Since 2000, they have been supporting families across South Glasgow, and are the largest Home-Start in Scotland. The charity works with both parents and children to help families overcome personal challenges, and to help them develop the confidence, skills and strategies to do so.

Home-Start Glasgow South works with families dealing with a number of issues. This includes:


  • Mental health issues

  • Domestic violence victims

  • Parents struggling with substance abuse

  • Parents with learning difficulties

  • Young/single parents

  • Bereaved families

  • Asylum seekers

  • Families who have experienced breakdown

  • Parents with young children who need a little extra support

The support that the charity provides is tailored specifically for families and the situation they are dealing with, and every family is given the chance to explain what they need.


What Services Does Home-Start Glasgow South Offer? 

Home Visiting Volunteers - Volunteers visit families once a week for a few hours to offer practical and emotional support.

Creative Play in Schools - The charity provides 8 week blocks of creative play within local schools. These interactive and fun sessions are designed to promote creativity and to encourage parents and children to enjoy spending quality time together.

Intensive Support - This is essential support that’s provided to families who need it as quickly as possible. The charity’s in-house service works with families on a one to one basis in order to prevent them from reaching crisis points.

English Tutors - English tutors are able to visit families once a week in order to provide learning support. In addition, volunteers are also able to accompany families on outings within the community in order to help them with practice scenarios.

Training - Every year Home-Start Glasgow South provides training sessions for families and volunteers. These sessions can be on a range of topics, including baby and child first aid, Autism awareness, breastfeeding and child protection.

Family Trips - Proudly offering children and parents the chance to have new experiences, the charity provides regular trips for the families they support. Many of these trips are funded by BBC Children in Need and allow families to visit a whole range of different attractions.


How You Can Help

Every year, Home-Start Glasgow South receives more referrals and families who are in need of support. You can help them continue their work by voting for them in our charity poll this August to help them be in with a chance of winning 20% of this month’s profits.

To find out more about Home-Start Glasgow South, including other ways for you to support them, visit their website

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