|Q. I have days when I can’t cope well, but some days I’m ok. I’m not sure my situation is bad enough to justify having a volunteer to help me. What should I do?
A. Give us a call on 020 8371 0674 and chat with one of the Home-Start co-ordinators.
|Q. I’ve been referred to Home-Start by my Health Visitor. What happens next?
A. We will make arrangements with you for one of the co-ordinators to visit you to chat about what help you need and to see how the Home-Start service can help you.
Q. I’m worried about having a stranger visit me to help me. What are the volunteers like?
A. We try really hard to find the “right” volunteer for you. They are all friendly and caring people, selected for their warmth and understanding. We take up references and a Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure and they undertake a 40-hour induction course - all to prepare them for meeting and helping you!
Q. What if I change my mind?
Q. How long can I keep my volunteer?
Q. I think I’d like to be a volunteer for Home-Start; what qualifications do I need?
Q. How do I apply to be a volunteer?
Q. What is the commitment for Home-Start volunteers?
Q. I don’t fancy being a “home-visiting” volunteer, what else could I do to help?