An introduction to Home-Start
About Home-Start Medway
Home-Start Medway opened in 1987, 14 years after the original Home-Start began in Leicester. Across the UK, there are over 250 Home-Start schemes. Home-Start Medway is an independent charity which adopts the Constitution, Standards and Methods of Practice of Home-Start UK.
Where do we cover?
Home-Start Medway is based in Gillingham and covers the whole Medway area.
We are managed by a Board of Trustees who are from the local community and come from a variety of different backgrounds. The Board of Trustees are responsible for governance and setting the direction of the scheme.
There are eights members of staff, together with a network of trained volunteers who carry out the home-visiting parent support service, offer financial fitness support and run the Pop n Play.
We have strong Partnerships with many local organisations and companies which allow us to utilise local expertise to enhance support for families.
Home-Start Medway is affiliated to the national organisation, Home-Start UK, but we are autonomous and responsible for our own management and our own funding. Home-Start UK provides advice and support together with a stringent Quality Assurance review process to ensure the scheme operates effectively. We are proud to report that we achieved
Home-Start UK Quality Assurance Standards!
Read the testimonials from the parents we have helped.
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