Home-Start Orkney

Charity registered in Scotland SC030307

Home-Start Orkney provides volunteer befrienders who support parents and their young children through difficult and challenging circumstances, including isolation, relationship difficulties, financial difficulties, having children on the autistic spectrum, lone parenting, parenting twins, the effects of domestic abuse, poor health and many other situations which affect families living in Orkney. The volunteers support the families for 2-3 hours per week, helping practically, providing emotional support, and encouraging parents in their parenting skills, confidence and self-esteem. In addition, we have a weekly Drop-in for supported families at our office premises, as well as monthly Bookbug and Peedie Puffin sessions. We can also offer parents the Triple P parenting programme, either individually or in a group. The service is available to families across Orkney, including the isles. For further details on support in the isles, please contact Elsie Cooper on the number given above.

we are currently working from home so the office is shut but we are still accepting referrals. We can temporarily be contacted by phone on these mobile numbers as alternative numbers to contact us instead of the office no: 079 386 34075 and 077 576 28 214

Current opportunity

To help in the overall management of Homestart. Ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements and fundraising