Home-Start Dundee

Charity registered in Scotland SC004583

The organisation aims to offer support, friendship and practical assistance to families; visit families who have at least one child under 5 years in their own homes, encourage parents to play with and understand their children and build the parents' self-confidence; and re-assure parents' that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual.

Current opportunity

Home-Start Dundee provides support to families who have at least one child of pre-school age. The support is provided by the home-visiting befriender who will receive training and then be matched with a suitable family. They will usually visit for 1-3 hours per week. The befriender may provide emotional support to a parent adapting to change or provide practical assistance to a family who may be struggling with day-to-day issues affecting them. The befriender may just need to be a good listener or be able to sign-post the family to other support that is available to them. The befriender will be able to help families cope with the pressures they face and can make a real difference to a family as they move forward in life.