Who can we support?

We can support any parent living in the Gosport and Fareham area who has one or more pre-school children and who wants our help at a difficult time in their life. There are many reasons why parents need support and these can include:

  • Feeling isolated, maybe with no family nearby and struggling to make friends
  • Suffering with post-natal depression and maybe finding it hard to talk to anyone about it
  • Having a hard time coping with your child’s illness or disability
  • Being affected by the death of a family member
  • Struggling with the emotional and practical demands of twins, triplets or pre-school children
  • Finding it hard to cope with relationship difficulties
  • Feeling exhausted or depressed
  • Coping with your own illness or disability

What do we offer?

A carefully selected and trained volunteer, who has parenting experience, will visit regularly for 2-3 hours a week in the family home. Volunteers offer emotional and practical support which is tailored to what the parent decides would be helpful.  Needs can vary from week to week so our support is flexible and responsive and can include:

  • being a listening ear or someone to talk to
  • adult company
  • helping and playing with your children
  • reassurance
  • help to find out about and access other local amenities and services
  • encouragement and motivation
  • practical support around the house

More about support

Follow these links to learn more:

Find out how to get support
Find out what parents say about our service
Watch video testimonials
Contact Us

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