Current projects

Home-Start Aberdeen works in partnership with other city-based organisations to help meet the needs of local families.

Our current partnership projects include:

Recipe for Life

Launched in 2010, the Recipe for Life project is funded by NHS Grampian. Our health improvement co-ordinator Irene Malone works with Home-Start Aberdeen volunteers so that they can provide families with help and advice on a variety of topics including:

  • Cooking skills and menu planning
  • Budgeting and shopping information
  • Healthy eating
  • How to reduce waste and make the most of leftovers
  • Weight matters
  • Breastfeeding
  • How to cook and prepare weaning foods
  • Oral health information.

Additional resources to help your family live a healthier lifestyle are available here

Baby massage

Baby massage is widely believed to encourage bonding between parents and children at an early stage.

Billie Reynolds one of Home-Start Aberdeen’s family support workers, has recently gained her qualification in baby massage.

Billie has already shared her knowledge and skills with a number of Home-Start Aberdeen families. Home-Start Aberdeen volunteer, Sheila Lawtie, has also recently offered her skills to support this project. A retired children’s nurse, Sheila holds an instructor’s certificate from the Scottish School of Child & Baby Massage – a course that is funded and recognised by NHS Grampian.

Keen to find out more about our baby massage project? Get in touch here.

Debt support

Home-Start Aberdeen is working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and the Scottish Legal Aid board to provide local families with dedicated debt support.

Our two debt advisers, Cathy Lewis and Laura Ferns, are working closely with our co-ordinators and volunteers to ensure that Home-Start Aberdeen families can access the advice they need to manage their finances.

Get in touch to find out more.