There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times.
If you are a parent with young children we may be able to help you.
- Isolated in your community, with no family nearby and struggling to make friends
- Suffering with post-natal illness but finding it hard to talk to anyone about it
- Having a hard time coping with your child’s illness
- Overwhelmed by the death of a loved one
- Struggling with the emotional and physical demands of having young children
- Struggling to cope with a disability or relationship problems
- Tired, unhappy, exhausted
Maybe you need someone to talk to
Someone who won’t judge you; a shoulder to cry on or perhaps someone to play with or read to your children; maybe a bit of support to make or keep medical appointments, do the shopping, visit the park, or to find out what else is available locally. You decide…
If you ask for Home-Start’s help you can be sure of total confidentiality and support from staff and volunteers who are well trained and trustworthy. All staff and volunteers have an enhanced level criminal records check (DBS).
We also run various groups which offer a welcoming, non threatening environment for parents to meet, make friends and engage in activities for their own and their child’s personal development:
Sunny Days – Mondays 12:30 – 2:30 at St Paul’s Church and Centre, Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield
Family Drop-in – Tuesdays 9:30 – 13:00 at The Family Hub, 267 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HB
Friendship and Babies (FAB) – Tuesdays 1 – 3pm at Hillsborough Arena, Middlewood Road, S6 4HA
Little Monkeys – Thursdays 10:00 – 12:00 at Hope House Church, Barnsley Town Centre
Breastfeeding Cafe Drop-in – Fridays 10:00 – 11:30 at The Family Hub, 267 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HB
Ecclesfield Under 1’s – Fridays 9:30 – 11:15 at Gatty Hall, Priory Road, Ecclesfield https://www.youtube.com/embed/e6YoPBxTI0Y this is a video of our group made by Little Sheffield
Rotherham FAB group – Fridays 12:30 – 14:00 at The Arnold Centre, Goldsmith Road, Herringthorpe S65 2LY
The best way to find out what Home-Start support really means is to download What people say about us and see what other families have said.
You may also want to visit www.familylives.org.uk who offer advice and support for parents on line or over the phone on 0808 8002222.