- Offices 14-15 Innovation House, Down Business Park. 46 Belfast Road, Downpatrick, Co Down, BT30 9UP
- Contact Person
- Dorothy McMullan
- Telephone Number
- 028 4461 5727
- Email Address
- Web Address
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Home-Start Down District which includes Downpatrick, Ballynahinch, Castlewellan and Newcastle helps families who have at least one child under the age of five and who are going through a difficult time. Families are support for many different reasons including:-
• Loneliness and isolation
• Multiple births or several pre-school children
• Ill health or disability of a child or a parent
• First time parenting
• Postnatal illness
• Family bereavement
• Relationship difficulti
Home Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities.
Home Start offers a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers-who are usually parents themselves-to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5 to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.
To help give children the best possible start in life, Home Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community.
Home-Start Downpatrick provides a Home Visiting service and the Incredible Years Programme
Home-Start Ballynahinch provides the Home Visiting service and playgroups in following venues:
Home Start office 10b Lisburn Street the Family Group runs on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10-12noon.
Crossgar - Glasswater Primary School John Street Wednesday 10-12
Drumaness- in Dan Rice Hall Thursday 10-12
Newcastle Home-Start also provides the Home Visiting befriending service and their Family Groups runs in:
The Castlewellan Community Centre Monday & Tuesday’s 10-12noon
Kairos Centre above Xtra Vision in Newcastle Thursdays 10-12noon.
- Available to Age Groups
- Category of Services
- Areas covered
- Method of Access (Referral)
- Health Visitor
- Social Worker