Charity calls for more volunteers to help support struggling families

A local charity which supports struggling families is experiencing high demand for its services – and is calling for new volunteers.

Home-Start Bristol (HSB) supports parents who have at least one child aged under five and are struggling with family life.

As the social and financial impact of the pandemic continues to bite, the charity says many families are finding themselves under increasing pressure.

HSB staff and volunteers work alongside families, providing practical and emotional support, linking them to local and community services and helping them to find solutions to their problems.

They aim to be there for parents when they need help the most and to give children the best possible start in life.

If you can spare three hours a week to help a family in Bristol or South Gloucestershire, Home-Start Bristol would love to hear from you.

The next training course starts on 20 January and runs every Thursday at Windmill Hill City Farm from 9.30am – 2.30pm – finishing on Thursday 17 Feb. The closing date for volunteer applications for this course is Thursday 6 Jan.