Home-Start Aberdeen is affiliated to Home-Start UK, the country’s leading family support organisation. The Aberdeen scheme, like all other Home-Start initiatives, is responsible for raising its own funds and is currently one of the largest in Scotland. Each year, Home-Start Aberdeen provides around 180 local families, including 270 children, with up to 17,500 hours of support.
Home-Start Aberdeen has been supporting families in the city since 1987. Our trained home visiting volunteers spend 2-3 hours per week with a local family, providing them with emotional and practical support in their own home environment. Families – who are mainly referred to Home-Start via health visitors and social workers – may be facing a variety of challenges. These include, but are not restricted to, ill health, disability, domestic violence or substance misuse.
Home-Start Aberdeen works with families to help them: