Our new Impact Report, which is available to download below shows the lasting difference that Home-Start support makes to families.
Being a parent has never been easy, but the pandemic and current cost of living crisis have turned families’ lives upside down, creating added anxiety and increased financial pressure. We are witnessing first hand the rising levels of mental illness, financial hardship and social isolation.
Issues facing families today
– 81% of families felt lonely and isolated
– 79% of parents were concerned about their own mental health
–1 in 2 families were struggling to manage the household budget
Throughout the last year we have continued to work alongside vulnerable families helping them through the hardest of times, and preventing them from slipping into crisis. Our preventative, early intervention approach acknowledges that the first five years of a child’s life are the most important in shaping their future. During this time, children need nurturing care from their parents and caregivers. The quality of the relationships that surround children, and a positive home environment are key to promoting wellbeing, healthy relationships and school success later in life.
The impact report shows
Through individual volunteer support and a range of group activities, we have helped families to feel less isolated and more socially connected. With our help and support parents and children regain quality time with each other, and the wellbeing of the whole family improves.
- 85% of families feel less isolated
- 4 in 5 parents see improvements in their mental health
- 3 out of 4 families feel more involved in their child’s development
We hope that you enjoy reading our latest report and that it will inspire you to continue supporting us so that more children have a brighter future.