supporting families & local communities in Calderdale

How does Home-Start make a difference to families?

Does what we do make a difference for the better?

The answer is Yes! Home-Start Calderdale helps parents build better lives for their children.

Our Social Impact Report produced this summer shows that families supported by Home-Start Calderdale are 

  • less isolated
  • more resilient
  • show improved mental and physical health
  • see improvements in children's behaviour and well-being
  • have less conflict in the family

We tailor our support to each family and their specific needs, and we work with the whole family, providing a package of support, comprised of emotional and practical support, activities with the children and help to access other services.

THE IMPACT OF SUPPORT

We measure the impact that support from Home-Start has for our families, by asking parents to score themselves on a coping scale from 0-5.

Every familiy's needs were measured at the start, during and end of support, and they scored themselves from 0 (not coping very well) to 5 (coping very well).

With support from Home-Start Calderdale, families made progress in 4 areas: Parenting skills, parental well-being, child well-being and family management.

This chart shows the impact that support from Home-Start Calderdale has had on these families.

This chart shows the number of families who feel there has been an improvement in each area of need since Home-Start support began.

You can see by this evaluation, that Home-Start Calderdale can:

  • change how parents think and feel about themselves and their children
  • help them cope with the challenges they are facing
  • support them to provide good early parenting

We offer a universal service to all families whatever their background, which is rigorously quality assured through a Charity Commission system and achieve 100% quality mark.