Help you to establish routines for you and your children, when life is at its busiest and most hectic.
Play and read with your children.
Listen to your worries, concerns and hopes for your family.
Are supporting because they want to – not because someone has ‘sent’ them.
Offer a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on.
Share their own experiences of parenting and family life.
Offer advice, and signpost to other services, if desired.
Provide support, friendship and encouragement.
Accompany you to appointments.
Help you access benefits, grants and financial support.
Encourage and accompany you to use local services or specialist support.
Support you to get involved with your local community.
Our volunteers are not babysitters, home helps or trained counsellors, though they may give practical help looking after children and will always listen
Our volunteers are all parents themselves. They are trained and cleared against The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), ensuring their suitability to support, before being carefully matched with a family.