Τρίτη 21 Νοεμβρίου 2017
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What is Home-Start?

Home-Start is a programme addressing families who face difficulties or are under pressure and have at least one child of preschool age.  Properly trained volunteer-parents offer on a regular basis (1-2 times a week), at home, support, friendship and practical help for as long as it is needed, in order for the families to overcome their difficulties  preventing thus the appearance of more serious problems. The aim is the improvement of confidence and self-reliance of the families.

Each Home-Start scheme may constitute an independent non governmental, non profit organization or may operate in the context of other non governmental organisations whose aims and philosophy are similar to Home-Start. The scheme is supported by at least one remunerated Coordinator, who is responsible for its organization and operation, one remunerated secretary-administrative assistant and volunteers.

Employer of the staff is the Management Committee, having the full responsibility for the economic viability and successful operation of the scheme. The services of the scheme are offered free of charge and with confidentially.

The first Home-Start scheme was set up in Great Britain in 1973. In a short time, a lot of Home-Start schemes developed in Great Britain and internationally. Today, Home-Start schemes are operating in 23 countries, in the five continents.

Why do we need Home-Start?

 

To be a parent, wherever you live and under any conditions,  is not easy. A lot of parents feel exhausted from the pressures of family life with young children. It is more difficult if your family or your friends, when you need them, are not able to offer you the necessary support and living space in order to breath. Some parents are loosing confidence in their ability to face the daily routine or their specific problems and most of them remember the days when they wanted someone to assist them. Each one needs a helping hand sometimes.

 Home – Start is a programme which offers to you exactly this helping hand!

  • Home – Start aims at supporting families, in order to prevent difficulties   becoming crises and crises leading to family breakdown
  • The  programme encourages  the self-confidence and  self-reliance of families, in order to fulfill   their parental role in a positive way and integrate well in their social and work environment
Which families are supported by Home-Start?
  • Families with many children
  • Families with health or disability problems
  • Families with one parent only
  • Families newly inhabited in the area
  • Mothers with symptoms of  after-birth depression
  • Any family which at some point in its lefe feels unable to cope

Home-Start supports any family experiencing difficulties

independently of origin, religion and cultural identity.   

 

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