FRIENDSHIP & PRACTICAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN THE HIGH PEAK
Long-established charity Home-Start is working towards a society in which every parent or guardian has the comforting support needed to give their children the best possible start in life.
Locally, Home-Start High Peak is helping families to cope with whatever difficulties they might encounter, confidently and purposefully. Children raised in a stable, loving family relationship are more likely to enjoy a positive and healthy future.
This website outlines the role and some of the achievements of Home-Start High Peak. It shows how it can assist households facing difficult life circumstances. It explains why more volunteers are needed to make a real difference for these families.
Local family charity Home-Start High Peak has had its funding prayers answered this month thanks to the award of £98,642 from BBC Children in Need. Spread over the next three years, the grant money ensures the charity will continue to operate, making a significant difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in the area.read more
Thanks to its generosity and belief in Home-Start High Peak, the National Lottery has given us enough funding to operate for the coming financial year. This will allow us to continue to support families in the High Peak, whilst exploring further additional funding...read more
Thanks to its generosity and belief in Home-Start High Peak, the National Lottery has given us enough funding to operate for the coming financial year. This will allow us to continue to support families in the High Peak, whilst exploring further additional funding options to secure our longer-term future.
We have had to make some tough decisions though and there is some sad news to report. As a scheme, in order to continue with the Lottery’s funding, we have had to consider and implement a new structure to reflect the finances we will have. The scheme will be going forward but as a one-person venture, in what’s known in Home-Start terms as a Lone Coordinator scheme. And that unfortunately means redundancies among the staff.
After a lengthy period of consultation and searches for alternative posts, our two brilliant coordinators Jeny and Clare have sadly left their posts. After reapplying for the role, I have been successful in securing the job of Lone Coordinator, effective from 1 April 2016, which at least ensures some consistency for families, volunteers, referrers and funders.
Home-Start High Peak plays a vital role supporting parents and giving their children the best possible start in life. Our positive impact makes a real difference to the lives of children and families in the High Peak area. Below are just some of our key achievements for 2013/2014. See our Annual Report and Accounts 2013/2014 (.pdf document 1Mb).