About this cause
Home-Start CHAMS are a small, local charity dedicated to giving vulnerable local children the best possible start in life. We support families with young children where the parents are experiencing difficulties or struggling to cope with issues including mental health, disability, poverty, neglect or multiple births. Last year we supported 436 children through Home-Visiting and our Twiglets family groups. Home-Visiting volunteers visit families each week to offer non-judgmental, practical and emotional support, and to help young children become confident early learners. Our Twiglets Family Groups are for local families with twins / triplets (or more!) under the age of four, giving them the chance to come together, receive support, build friendships and reduce isolation.
How this cause brings people in the community together
The group provides an opportunity for multiple birth families to come together to receive peer support, build friendships and reduce isolation. Trained volunteers support the group worker each week in running activities with the families, and can help to give parents the chance to spend 1:1 time with individual children, encouraging positive communication and building emotional attachment.