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Welcome to Home-Start Daventry and South Northants

Welcome to Home-Start Daventry and South Northants

Number of Children Supported

Number of Families Supported

Volunteers Supporting Families

Mission Statement

Home-Start Daventry and South Northants offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children who are experiencing stressful or difficult situations. We offer a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers – who are parents themselves – to visit families with at least one child under 5, at home, to offer informal, friendly and confidential support. We help parents to grow in confidence, to strengthen and enjoy their relationships with their children and to widen their links with the local community. We recognise the real, mutual and personal benefits gained from sharing the realities of parenting in so many positive and constructive ways within their own communities

Home-Start Daventry and South Northants is a local charity which supports families in and around Daventry who are experiencing difficulties.

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also coping with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births. That’s when parents need support.

That’s when Home-Start Daventry and South Northants can help. A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience, can visit regularly and offer emotional and practical support. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

Please take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity.

Maybe you could make a donation or hold a fundraising event on our behalf. Click here to find out more.

Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news page

Asian Family

Do you feel you need support?

Are you having difficulty coping with the stresses of life bringing up a young family? If you live in or around Daventry and South Northants and have at least one child under five, we may be able to help.

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Asian Family

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Through home visiting volunteers support local families whom are facing a variety of difficulties, including loneliness and isolation, ill health, post-natal depression, disabilities and bereavement.

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Asian Family

Information for Referrers

Any family with at least one child under the age of five years old may be referred to Home-Start Daventry and South Northants for support if they are going through difficulties.

Find out more……

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Latest News and Events from Home-Start Daventry and South Northants

In the section below we have put the last six news items from Home-Start Daventry and South Northants. Simply click on the title of the news item, or click on the Read More link at the end of each summary. The news item will open in a new page. To see all of the news including older items please visit our News page.

Let’s make a difference today…

What did we achieve this year?

  • Our volunteers supported 73 families across Daventry District & South Northamptonshire.
  • These families included 174 children: 120 under five years old and 54 over five years old.
  • Our volunteers supported 15 children who were considered disabled by their main carer.
  • We supported 9 children who were on a Child Protection Plan and 4 with Children in Need status.
  • Over 50 children attended our organised activities: our visit to Rookery Farm, our Christmas party and our 21st Birthday Party Fun Day.
  • Our volunteers spent at least 1,800 hours of their time visiting families for the scheme: at the minimum wage of £7.50 per hour this equates to some £13,500.

Can you help promote us in the Aviva Community Fund?

Find out more by following this link: Help Home-Start DAVSN make a difference today

Welcome to our brand new site!

We are pleased to announce our new website. THe redesign takes into account the rise of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. The website layout reorganises itself depending on what device you are using to view the site.

Take a look around the website and let us know what you think by contacting us. If you like our site why not share it with your friends?

If you are on Facebook you can also find us here: Home-Start Daventry and South Northants

Thank you for your support.

Home-Start DAVSN Team

Keeping our supporters informed

We are trying to grow a database of users and supporters. If you are interested in finding out about the latest news from Home-Start Daventry and South Northants please consider signing up for our newsletter. That way we can bring the news to you. We will not fill your inbox with messages, but when we have something which we think may be of interest we will let you know. You can unsubscribe at any time. You remain in control.  read more…

Long Service Awards

Ruth and Teresa

Ruth and Teresa

We were delighted to present Teresa and Ruth with awards for 5 years service to Home-Start Daventry & South Northants.  Janet who has been volunteering with us for 10 years was unfortunately unable to attend the awards presentation.   read more…