Families with children under five years old can find life difficult and stressful at times.
Home-Start Perth was set up to help such families. Trained volunteers visit families in their own homes, usually on a weekly basis, and offer non-judgemental practical and emotional support, helping to build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are normally parents themselves. Free support is available to any parent or carer with at least one child under 5 years of age.
In addition to our home-visiting volunteers we offer infant massage classes to parents and babies across Perth and Kinross and family support groups in Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus. These groups are an alternative way that we can help support parents on their journey. Infant Massage provides a fantastic way for parents to bond with their babies. It has been shown to help improve digestion, symptoms of colic and digestive discomfort, reduce symptoms of postnatal depression, and offer a supportive environment for new parents to get together. Our rural family groups follow the PEEP programme and offer a regular resource for families with opportunity for play, building relationships with other parents and children, and seeking advice from our knowledgable and supportive staff.
Funding and Support
We rely heavily on the support of the community for both time and financial support. To continue the level support we currently offer we are under constant pressure to meet fundraising targets.
If you would like to donate to support the work that we do to support local families please use the charity choice or text options below.
Text HOME15 and the amount you would like to donate (e.g. HOME15 £5) to 70070
Homestart Perth could not do the work that it does without the generous support from a range of trusts, organisations, and individuals
Thanks go out to:
And others including:
Perth and Strathearn Round Table
Tay Charitable Trust
Northwood Charitable Trust
Souter Charitable Trust
Annie Unwin Charitable Trust
Lloyds TSB Henry Duncan Awards
Hugh Fraser Foundation
The Batchworth Trust
The Russell Trust