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HomeStart Knowsley

HomeStart provides a support service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home.  We work with families with at least one child under the age of 11.

Includes Fit4Life Health & Wellbeing programme.

New services:

Sunrise Project - 1-1 support for those with low level mental ill-health.
Out & About Project - support for parents/carers of children with additional needs and/or disabilities.

Core Offer

Universal - Level 1

  • 1-1 targeted support by volunteer peer supporters for familiies with a child under 11 either in the home or to access services/specialist provision in the communiy.  Volunteers trained & supervised by qualified staff who negotiate Early Intervention Targeted Support Plan with family.

Universal Plus - Level 2

  • 1-1 targeted support by volunteer peer supporters for families wiht a child under 11 either in the home or to access services/specialist provision in the community.  Volunteers trained and supervised by qualified staff who negotiate Early Intervention Targeted support Plan with family.  Can be a step-down from Level 3.

Universal Partnership Plus - Level 3

  • 1-1 targeted support provided by qualified/trained staff working alongside other professionals.

Need for protection - Level 4

  • 1-1 targeted support provided by qualified/trained staff working alongside other professionals as part of CP/TAF/CinN Plan - especially if family is known to us and there is a history of non-engagement with statutory services.

Fit4Life Health & Wellbeing Course

Universal - Level 1

  • 6 x 2hour sessions covering healthy eating, practical cooking, stress busting, budgeting advice, growing session, parenting advice, benefits of exercise, health priorities.

Universal Plus - Level 2

  • 6 x 2hour sessions covering healthy eating, practical cooking, stress busting, budgeting advice, growing session, parenting advice, benefits of exercise, health priorities

Universal Partnership Plus - Level 3

  • 6 x 2hour sessions covering healthy eating, practical cooking, stress busting, budgeting advice, growing session, parenting advice, benefits of exercise, health priorities.

Rapid Response 1-1 support by paid staff

Universal - Level 1

  • Short term targeted spport or one-off intervention e.g. accompanying to appointments, advocacy, instigating routines, light touch support.

Universal Plus - Level 2

  • Short term targeted support or one-off intervention e.g. accompanying to appointments, advocacy, instigating routines, light touch support.

Universal Partnership Plus - Level 3

  • 1-1 targeted support provided by qualified/trained staff working alongside other professionals

Big Hopes Big Futures School Readiness

Universal - Level 1

  • This is run as a short course delivered in the home by specially trained volunteers. 1-1 support to help parents create a positive learning environment for their children. 

Universal Plus - Level 2

  • This is run as a short course delivered in the home by specially trained volunteers.  1-1 support to help parents create a positive learning environment for their children. 

Parent & Toddler Group at Huyton

Universal - Level 1

  • Structured sessions led by qualified staff following EYFS guidelines & school readiness strategies.

Universal Plus - Level 2

  • Structured sessions led by qualified staff following EYFS guidelins & school readiness strategies.

Holiday Allsorts

Universal - Level 1

  • Activities for families during school holidays

Universal Plus - Level 2

  • Activities for families during school holidays

Breastfeeding Peer Support

Universal - Level 1

  • Training & supervision of breastfeeding volunteers who run drop-ins across Knowsley and awareness-raising events and promotion. Plus 1-1 support and phone support.

Contact Details

0151 480 3910

55 Rupert Road
Huyton
Merseyside
L36 9TB

L36 9TB

Opening days / times

9.00 - 5.00 Monday to Friday

Additional Information

Age range

0 - 11

Venue facilities

Volunteering opportunities, Training Room available for hire

Referral procedure

Self referral and referral by any other agency

Availability comments

9.00 - 5.00 Monday to Friday

Things to know

All staff and volunteers have enhanced DBS clearance

Home-Start is a volunteer led organisation. Volunteering opportunities available.

Delivery period

January-December

Universal AccessUniversal Access

Parking availableParking available

Home basedHome based

Disabled accessDisabled access

Region wideRegion wide

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