Home-Start Camden has been working across Camden borough since 1995; supporting families with children under the age of five. Families are referred to Home-Start Camden for a number of reasons including isolation, fleeing domestic violence, peri-natal mental health conditions, physical or mental ill health in the family, a child/ren on CP or CIN, multiple children under five, inappropriate or temporary accommodation. Families are matched with a trained peer-to-peer support volunteer, who will work with the family at home for 3-4 hours a week, for as long as the family require support. Annually Home-Start Camden supports around 120 families and 100 volunteers. The work of the family support coordinators and volunteer helps parents to give their children the best start in life. Families who receive Home-Start Camden support can experience improvements in physical and mental wellbeing; support in accessing services; reduced isolation; advocacy and improvements in their child’s behaviour. Children whose parents get Home-Start Camden support can experience improvements in physical, mental and social wellbeing; school readiness and socialisation skills. Volunteers can get a level accreditation in family support; receive additional training; develop their skillset; increase their confidence; build links in the community and can gain employment.
Home-Start Camden contact details:
Tel: 020 7424 1603
Address: 7 Dowdney Close, London NW5 2BP
The Community Engagement Subgroup works in partnership with voluntary sector and community groups in order to harness expertise and agree an effective strategy for engagement. If you are interested in finding out more about the CSCB’s Community Engagement Subgroup please email CSCB@camden.gov.uk