Who we are
Home-Start Stirling offers home-visiting support to families in Stirling who have at least one child under the age of 5years who are experiencing some kind of stress or crisis.
Families need support for many different reasons, family breakdown, postnatal illness, isolation, a child’s disability, bereavement, or any other reason causing stress or crisis. With a flexible approach, meeting the individual needs of each family, volunteers help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope.
Our volunteers are parents themselves, trained and supported by our co-ordinators and are carefully matched to a family. Our volunteers provide weekly support within the family’s own home by listening, companionship, and practical help.
There is no time limit to our support and staff will also visit families regularly to review the service and support provided until everybody agrees that the family is able to cope on their own.
To Home-Start Stirling, every family is special and we respond to each family’s individual needs through our services of home-visiting support, family group work and social events.
Home-Start Stirling has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and on the health and welfare of the family.