About Cardiff Bay Rotary

Community Prject - Homestart, Butetown Grangetown Riverside

We have donated £10,000 to Homestart in Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside during the past four years.

Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK. Their volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face and they also support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

At the heart of Home-Start’s work is home visiting volunteer support. Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.

Why it matters. The five years between birth and school are vital for a child’s development. What goes on inside a family strongly determines the opportunities and life chances children have and children who are raised in a stable, loving, family environment are more likely to have a positive and healthy future.

Home-Start works because their volunteers are also parents. They understand how hard it can be. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children.