Home start, Corby
Home-Start Corby is based at the Pen Green Children's Centre in Corby. We offer support, friendship and practical help to families in and around the Corby area. We signpost children and their families to a wide array of services and agencies across the town and offer practical assistance to access these. Our volunteers all have parenting experience and visit families in their own homes for 2-3 hours per week.
Every child is entitled to a safe, happy, secure childhood. At Home-Start Corby we believe parents know their children best and we will work together with families to ensure that their children are given a good start in life and are able to achieve their full potential. Our volunteers are highly skilled and receive regular ongoing training and supervision. This enables them to work with families in a way that feels safe. Volunteers are also parents themselves so are no strangers to the complex feelings stirred up in parents during parenting.This knowledge of parenting is fundamental to the ethos of Home-Start. Everybody finds it hard to cope at times for all sorts of reasons, from illness, bereavement, post-natal illness or loneliness. Our volunteers are able to engage with families in a way that builds on their resilience and what is already working well for them.