Home-Start Dunfermline

Charity registered in Scotland SC006806

Sometimes it is really tough being a parent and a little help can make a big difference. Home-Start provides an unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. The families we support may experience isolation, illness, disability, bereavement or simply find parenting a struggle.We cover the whole of the West Fife and Dunfermline area - from Aberdour in the East to Kincardine in the West, and as far as the M90 motorway ie Kingseat and Townhill in the North. Home-visiting volunteers can reach families across the whole area and all families are welcome to come into Dunfermline for our weekly family group. We also run smaller groups from time-to-time in the villages.

Current opportunities

Home-Start offers one to one personalised support for parents with children under five. Home-Start places trained Volunteers alongside parents and support is provided for as long as the family need it. www.home-start-dunfermline.org.uk Trustees make up the governing body of Home-Start Dunfermline and have a responsibility to ensure that the charity’s activities are carried out in accordance with the Trustee and Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. Trustees ensure that the organisation complies with requirements under both Charity and Company Laws, in addition to other laws such as Employment, Health & Safety etc. Board meetings are held bi-monthly and the Trustees take an active part in the discussions and decision-making. Free training on the Roles and Responsibilities of a Trustee is available from FVA.

Can you to commit a couple of hours at your convenience on a weekly basis? Their core work is supporting families in their own home with Home-Visiting volunteers. Home-Start Dunfermline supports families with at least 1 child under 5 years old in Dunfermline and South West Fife Villages. They also offer a range of additional support including a weekly family group, Baby Massage classes which their Volunteers also often enlist to and offer ongoing training and support opportunities regularly for their Volunteers. Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.