Parent Mentoring
Home-Start Parent Mentoring Support Service

September 21st, 2020 | parents

The Parent Mentor service is funded by Central Bedfordshire Council and coproduced with SNAP Parent Carer Forum for families with children with special educational needs (SEND). Our charity’s Volunteer Parent Mentors who have themselves got experience with children with SEND offer one to one support for a period of time (usually six weeks) to other […]

Understanding The Teenage Brain
Understanding The Teenage Brain

May 18th, 2020 | children

Being a parent is not always easy, especially during lockdown. For those of you with teenagers, here is a short talk on how changes in the teenage brain can affect their behaviour. Understanding these changes can help us with parenting and improve relationships with our children. Video Transcription We are all individuals and so are […]

COVID-19 Charity Update
COVID-19 Update

April 14th, 2020 | charity

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who continue to offer vital support to local parents and children. These are challenging times for everyone and since earlier this month our charity has adapted our core support service to be provided via telephone. “It is so lovely to hear a friendly voice at the end of […]

EPEC Course
Being A Parent Course

December 12th, 2018 | parents

  Being a Parent The ‘Being a Parent’ course is free for local parents of 2 to 5 year olds. By attending, you can learn how to better understand your children’s feelings, positive strategies to manage behaviour, effective parent-child communication and much more. The fun, interactive course is all about giving you the skills to manage […]

Why Early Intervention Is Important
Why Early Intervention Is Important

June 6th, 2018 | children

Reasons why early intervention is important: It has the most impact and long-term effect on the health and well-being of families in crisis. It improves childhood development. It prevents problems from getting worse over time. It provides people with knowledge, support and resources. It saves money in the long-term. During the first three years of […]

supporting families in the foundation years
Supporting Families In The Foundation Years

March 22nd, 2018 | family

Do you believe that every family deserves support when they are struggling to cope? We do. Discover how we are supporting families in the foundation years in Central Bedfordshire and Luton. The foundation years are important for both children and their families. Our charity’s services supporting families in the foundation years are vital in providing […]

Support For Disabled Children
Support For Disabled Children – Anya’s Story

November 24th, 2017 | charity

Do you believe that every child deserves support with a disability? We do. Discover how we support disabled children like Anya’s in Central Bedfordshire. Having a child with a disability can be isolating for the whole family. It can be hard to get out of the house, visit parks, meet new people and make friends. Attending […]

Your Local Charity
Home-Start, Your Local Charity For Children and Families

July 21st, 2017 | charity

Home is where the heart is. For more than 30 years, our local charity has been providing practical and emotional support. Uniquely, helping thousands of children and their families throughout Bedfordshire. Home-Start believes that every child deserves a safe place to live and play. Equally important is protection from the effects of poor physical and […]

Early Intervention in Luton
Our CEO gives her opinions on why early intervention services are important

February 18th, 2016 | charity

“My granny used to say that ‘a stitch in time saves nine’. This old adage certainly applies to early intervention in tackling problems in the lives of children, parents and families. However in times of austerity and cut backs it can be tempting to reduce early intervention services such as Home-Start. POSED BY MODEL “I […]