As a parent you might ask for Home-Start’s help for all sorts of reasons:
Help is at hand. We support any family living in Trafford with a child of any age, or any family living in Salford or Wigan who have at least one child under the age of five and who maybe finding it hard to cope.
But what do we mean by ‘support’? If you ask for Home-Start’s help you can be sure of total confidentiality. Almost 25% of families refer themselves, the remainder having requests made on their behalf e.g. by a health visitor.
After asking for our support you will meet with one of our local co-ordinators who will carefully match you with one of our volunteers. Our volunteers, who all have parenting experience and have been safely recruited, will visit you for a couple of hours a week and give you both emotional and practical help.
Salford referral form – please click here
Wigan – if you need Home-Start support in Wigan and Leigh, you need to be part of the Motiv8 project – click here to find out more about the Motiv8 project
In 2017, HSTSW started to offer its core service of home-visiting support to families living in Wigan, as part of Motiv8, a programme to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Greater Manchester.
Motiv8 is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund and is led by social housing landlord New Charter Homes (part of the Jigsaw Group). Motiv8 works with people aged 25 and over who are not in employment or training and need help to get back on track to overcome issues such as homelessness, domestic-abuse, long-term unemployment, physical health, mental well-being or alcohol and drug dependency.
HSTSW is one of several specialist partners involved in Motiv8. We can provide support to any Motiv8 clients in the Wigan, Trafford and Salford areas who have a child aged up to the age of 18. Using our core home-visiting work, we offer a range of practical and emotional support through a weekly visit from a trained volunteer to help raise confidence and increase coping ability. See the video below:
Professionals with access to Liquid Logic should refer by completing an Early Help Assessment Plan. Professionals without access to Liquid Logic should download the Early Help Assessment Plan (link above) and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete our HSTSW referral form and email to email@example.com. Families must have at least one child under the age of 5 yrs (or pregnant at time of referral) and not be in receipt of social services support.