Our Volunteer Home Visiting service is delivered by family service, Home-start Essex. It provides families with children under 4 and expectant parents within A Better Start Southend wards with advice, support and information around giving their children the best start in life.

Our Volunteer Home Visiting service can provide you with help and advice around topics such as:

  • Family wellbeing: sometimes as parents, we can forget that we are important. The volunteer you are matched with contacts you each week to listen and if needed, signpost to wellbeing services within your local community.
  • Playtime inspiration: playtime is very important to a child’s learning and development. Your matched volunteer can help you find new play time and enrichment activities for your little one, giving their learning a boost.
  • School readiness: if your child is starting school or nursery soon, we understand it can be a tough and anxious time for both of you. Our Volunteer Home Visiting service can help you work through your anxieties, as well as giving you help and support.
  • Routines and family harmony: bed times, meal times and day-to-day routines can be difficult for your family and your little one. Your helpful volunteer can help with new strategies, and offer non-judgmental support.

If this sounds like something you would find helpful, call Home-start Essex today and refer yourself on 01245 847410 or email abetterstart@eyalliance.org.uk