Dar Guzeppa Debono needs volunteers for Home-Start Gozo
Dar Guzeppa Debono manages Home-Start Gozo through funding from the EcoGozo programme and with the assistance of Home-Start Malta and Agenzija Appogg.
Home-Start offers parent-to-parent support to parents who, for some reason or other, are finding it difficult to cope. Families who ask for this service are given the support and guidance needed when facing challenging situations. These may include illness, multiple birth, mental and physical disability, isolation and lack of parenting skills.
Parenting young children is very demanding and tiring. Parents often feel overwhelmed with the demands. This led to the creation of Home-Start in the UK, way back in the 70s. There are now over 330 schemes in the UK and 100 schemes in over 20 countries worldwide, including Malta. Home-Start Malta started off in 2006 and is supported by Agenzija Appogg.
Support is offered through volunteers who are parents or by adults who have experience in bringing up children. Volunteers visit families in their own home on a regular basis to be able to carry out practical and emotional support according to a family’s particular needs.
Home-Start is currently seeking volunteers to help families who would like support. Preparation will be given to volunteers before being matched with a family.