Home-Start Kincardine is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the positive sides to family life. Our support is free, confidential and non-judgmental. In fact, almost 25% of families refer themselves to Home-Start which speaks for itself.

We help to increase the confidence and independence of families by:

• Visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance

• Reassuring parents that their difficulties are not unusual or unique

• Encouraging parents strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children

• Trying to get the fun back into family life

In Scotland there are now 32 schemes, one of them being Home-Start Kincardine.

Home-Start Kincardine was established in 1995 and has continually expanded, now offering support to families throughout Kincardine and Mearns.

Many parents can feel overwhelmed or exhausted by the stresses and difficulties of everyday life. All too often they have no close family members or friends who can give them encouragement, support or breathing space when they most need it.

This is where Home-Start Kincardine can help. We provide volunteers who regularly visit families in their own homes to provide practical help, support and friendship. All our volunteers are parents themselves so they understand the pressures and demands that often come with the job.