Home-Start Meon Valley was established in December 1998, and is based in the Wickham Community Centre. This local support service, for families in the Meon Valley and also covering the areas of Whiteley, Knowle and Denmead, was set up to offer a service, free at the point of access that would be available to all and completely independent of statutory agencies.
The scheme has 5 part time members of staff, two Co-ordinators, Hayley and Laura, the Business Manager, Gloria, Projects Co-ordinator, Francesca and our administrator Tricia. They work closely with around 38 trained volunteers, who carry out home visiting support to families and our Family Group who meet weekly in a closed group setting.
Home-Start Meon Valley recruits and trains local volunteers and carefully matches a volunteer to visit a family in their own home for a couple of hours a week. All of the families we support must have at least one child under the age of five years.
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