In the run-up to Christmas (between 13th and 24th December) we bring you a different charity that needs your help at this time of year, as part of our dedicated 12 Charities of Christmas campaign…
Home-Start Dundee is a well-established third sector organisation which has worked with families with pre-school children from different cultural, social, and economic backgrounds within Dundee City for 35 years.
Each family has its own diverse and individual range of issues such as poor mental health, isolation, low self-esteem, poverty and poor or no parenting experience, or just finding it difficult to cope. Families are usually referred to our service by health visitors, family nurses, social workers, schools and also by families themselves.
Many of the families the charity supports choose not to engage with statutory services due to perceived fears of stigmatisation, judgement and being scrutinised unfairly.
Families receive support by trained home-visiting volunteers or through its specialised groups. Home-Start runs a Family Group, a Young Parents Group, a Breastfeeding Peer Support Group and a Healthy Choices Group. During this Covid pandemic it has continued to support our families by telephone/video calls by a trained volunteer and/or a coordinator, while its specialised groups are continuing to run through a variety of media platforms.
This feature is brought to you as part of our 12 Charities of Christmas campaign and has been sponsored by:
Young Minds Tutoring Service
Young Minds is a tutoring service that specialises in primary school tutoring, delivering bespoke one-to-one sessions for children aged 5-12.
Young Minds tutors are highly qualified, GTCS registered teachers from across Scotland and are incredibly passionate about delivering engaging and motivating learning experiences for all pupils.
Tutors have a wide range of experience in both teaching and tutoring. The tutors have varying expertise which allows Young Minds Tutoring to deliver the highest quality of teaching to meet your child’s individual needs.
If you would like any more information, send them a message: