Home-Start Glasgow South

Charity registered in Scotland SC030131

Home-Start Glasgow South aims to support families in all areas of South Glasgow struggling to cope with the challenges of being a parent and the impact on family life. We want all families, and children, to have access to resources which will make everyday life less stressful and more enjoyable. Most of all, we want to give children the best possible start in life.

Current opportunities

You will be matched with a family to help them deal with challenges they face. You will support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. Families we support have at least one child under the age of 8, live in the Southside and require home-visiting support due to challenges such as illness, loneliness, single parenting, abuse or seeking asylum/refuge. When matched, a volunteer will visit once a week for 2-3 hours and provide support in line with these needs, aiming to reduce feelings of isolation, build parents' confidence and skills and access local facilities, amongst many other possible outcomes.

You will be matched then visit a family weekly, to work on the parents' language skills. These families are usually asylum seekers/refugees and can find themselves socially isolated, often due to language barriers. You will visit a family weekly in their home for upto 2 hours to help build their confidence and skills with English using a practical approach. There is no formal curriculum to follow but we provide some resources to support you. You may also benefit from activities such as going to shops with the family, helping them to practice letter formation or talk with them about where they want/need to use English most.