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Home-Start Horizons is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support. We help families with children under five with practical and confidential support.

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Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start Horizons is there for families when they need it the most, because childhood can't wait.

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The earliest years make a big difference. Home-Start Horizons helps to make those years count, so no child's future is limited.

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We’re there for when parents need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

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Welcome to Home-Start Horizons

A child’s earliest years make the biggest impact on their future. Home-Start makes sure those years count so that no child’s future is limited. We want to see a society inwhich every parent and carer has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.

We support families who have a least one child under five who may be dealing with issues such as:

  • Social isolation
  • Domestic abuse
  • Lone parenting
  • Poverty
  • Illness and disability
  • Post-natal illness
  • Coping with several children under the age of 5

Please take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity.

To find out more about Home-Start Horizons’ unique parent volunteer service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity please see our Volunteering page.

Home-Start Horizons covers Leicester, Charnwood, Melton and Rutland, Blaby District Oadby and Wigston

Welcome to Home-Start Horizons

Home-Start Horizons covers Leicester, Charnwood, Melton and Rutland, Blaby District Oadby and Wigston

A child’s earliest years make the biggest impact on their future. Home-Start makes sure those years count so that no child’s future is limited. We want to see a society inwhich every parent and carer has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.

We support families who have a least one child under five who may be dealing with issues such as:

  • Social isolation
  • Domestic abuse
  • Lone parenting
  • Poverty
  • Illness and disability
  • Post-natal illness
  • Coping with several children under the age of 5

Please take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity.

To find out more about Home-Start Horizons’ unique parent volunteer service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity please see our Volunteering page.

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Recruiting: Family Co-ordinator ‘Healthy from the Start’ project

Family Family Co-ordinator ‘Healthy from the Start’ project.
30 hours per week.
NJC payscale 12—20 £21,589 -£25,295 pro rata, plus pension.
Must have use of own car.
Parenting experience is desirable.
DBS Check (Enhanced Level) will be required.

About us:
Home-Start Horizons wants to see a society in which every parent has the support they need to give
their children the best possible start in life. Our volunteer led family support has a huge impact,
supporting positive change for the families we work with. We improve mental health and well-being,
family resilience, improve self-confidence and self-esteem and reduce social isolation. Children
are at the heart of everything we do, and our support is evidenced to improve children’s learning
and development, in readiness for school.

About the project:
The project, funded for 2 years by NHS Charities Together, seeks to improve the health and
wellbeing of BAME families with children under the age of 5 years old. To reduce health
inequalities, the successful candidate will promote the project with other organisations and
services. You will work with families to understand cultural barriers to accessing health services,
improve health literacy and reduce social isolation.

The role:
Responsible for your own case load of volunteers, supporting families across the city and county.
This is a varied role; you will be involved with the recruitment and training of volunteers and the
ongoing support and supervision of volunteers. You will visit families to assess their support
needs and to review their progress. You will also run weekly stay and play family support groups.
Previous experience and understanding of working with families, safeguarding and early years
development desirable. Bi-lingual or multilingual candidates would be advantageous to the project.

Deadline for applications Midday Friday 30th July, 2021 Interviews w/c 2nd August, 2021

Job Description FAMILY COORDINATOR Person Spec Co-ordinator Application form family coordinator cover letter July 21 Guidance for applicants – completing the application form Home-Start Horizons advert
Application packs available by telephoning 0116 2795062 or email info@homestarthorizons.org.uk
Home-Start Horizons is committed to safer recruitment practice as an important part of
safeguarding. This post will be offered subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced
criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Applications by application form
only
– CVs will not be accepted.

Friends of Blaby / Oadby / Wigston

Friends of Blaby / Oadby / Wigston

Our first meeting will be held after group at 12pm Wednesday 8th January 2020 at the Walter Charles Centre. It would be great to have our own events...

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We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support you tell us you need.

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By volunteering just a few hours a week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your community.

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