Home-Start Kirkcaldy

Charity registered in Scotland SC020659

Home-Start Kirkcaldy offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn, Burntisland and Cardenden. Since 1994, they have offered a unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. Home-visiting volunteers visit a family once a week to help them deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. We also runa weekly family group, creche and organise trips and outings.

Current opportunity

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. Many parents need help, friendship, and support when their children are young, perhaps because they are isolated with no family support; struggling with the emotional/physical demands of young children; experiencing post-natal depression; coping with their child's ill health or disability. As a home-visiting volunteer you will be matched with a local family who you will visit at home each week for 2-3 hours. They might be new to the area, have children with additional needs, have health issues, lack confidence. Taking the lead from the family you will support them with what will help them most on the day – getting out & about, going to appointments, help with shopping, talking & listening. By building up a supportive relationship you will help the parents gain confidence and make a difference in the children’s lives.