The Home-Start Network
The Home-Start network consists of Home-Start UK and 246 affiliated local Home-Starts. Together they form the Home-Start service, delivering one-to-one support, friendship and practical help to young families.
All local Home-Starts are supported by Home-Start UK. Home-Start UK is an independently registered charity that provides the support that local Home-Starts need to carry out their family support work through: up-to-date training for staff, volunteers and trustees; information and guidance on governance; legal and human resources advice; help with fundraising; lobbying of national and local government and funders; supporting community groups to set up new local Home-Starts and representing Home-Start on national, regional and local fora; running volunteer recruitment campaigns; providing national quality standards.
The Trustees have varied experience and interests, including: Health, Early Years, Education, Criminal Justice, Charities, Business, Music, Third Sector
Carole Brown – Chair
Jane Barkes – Vice Chair
Chelsey Gowen – Scheme Manager
Jamie Keast – Support Co-ordinator
Vix Madel – Support Co-ordinator
James Troup – Funding Co-ordinator
We currently have 41 trained volunteers who home-visit families in the North Dorset area.
For any safeguarding issues out of hours please follow this link Safeguarding Out of Hours Service