Volunteers tell us how they have been supporting families during Covid-19.

Whilst we have suspended our home-visiting service because of the Coronavirus pandemic, our volunteers have continued to support families remotely and more recently, in person outdoors following social distancing guidelines.

Covid-19 has brought new challenges to families that were already struggling to cope. Our volunteers are here to support families and help them cope as they start to navigate the new normal.

Volunteers explain how they have been supporting their Home-Start family

Sarah’s story – Sarah has been doing yoga with her Home-Start mum. It has been incredibly beneficial, helping mum to get out of the house and boost her self-esteem.

 

Fiona’s story – Fiona is supporting a mum with MS. Together with Claire, another Home-Start volunteer, they video call mum every day, offering a friendly, chatty face. 

Lisa’s story – Lisa arranged for food and baby supplies to be delivered during lockdown as her Home-Start mum was crippled with anxiety and couldn’t leave the house. Lisa is now helping mum reintegrate with the outside world.

Angela’s story – During lockdown Angela kept in regular contact with her Home-Start family and also sent food supplies as mum was struggling to get out to the shops on her own with two small children. 

We are grateful to all of our amazing volunteers who have been so incredibly supportive, understanding and have adapted so well to the new challenges caused by the pandemic.

We are beginning to make plans for our  Autumn Prep Course,  so if you or anybody you know would be interested in becoming a volunteer, please do get in touch.