Home-Start Carmarthenshire

We help families give their children the best start in life.

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Welcome to Home-Start Carmarthenshire

Welcome to Home-Start Carmarthenshire

Number of Children Supported

Number of Families Supported

Volunteers Hours Supporting Families

Statistics from 2016-2017

Home-Start Carmarthenshire  provides a service throughout the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also coping with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births.

That’s when Home-Start Carmarthenshire can help. A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience, can visit regularly and offer emotional and practical support. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

Please take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity.

Maybe you could make a donation or hold a fundraising event on our behalf. Click here to find out more.

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Do you feel you need support?

Are you having difficulty coping with the stresses of life bringing up a young family? If you live in Carmarthenshire and have at least one child under fourteen, we may be able to help.

Find out more…..

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Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Through home visiting volunteers support local families whom are facing a variety of difficulties, including loneliness and isolation, ill health, post-natal depression, disabilities and bereavement. Find out more….

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Information for Referrers

Any family with at least one child under the age of fourteen years old may be referred to Home-Start Carmarthenshire for support if they are going through difficulties.

Find out more……

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Latest News and Events from Home-Start Carmarthenshire

In the section below we have put the last six news items from Home-Start Carmarthenshire. Simply click on the title of the news item, or click on the Read More link at the end of each summary. The news item will open in a new page. To see all of the news including older items please visit our News page.

Danielle’s Story

Losing a partner, especially when they are young and healthy, is devastating. But dealing with the shock and grief when you also have a young baby depends on the support and love of those around you.

After eight years living together in the north of England, Danielle and Marcus decided to sell their house, buy a campervan and set off on an adventure.

They stopped travelling after five years when Danielle became pregnant, and settled in South Wales. Danielle and Marcus had decided very early on that they wanted children, but after 13 years they had assumed it would never happen. Danielle miscarried, but that heartbreak was lessened when she became pregnant with Isaac.

They moved into their new home a few months before he was born. read more…

High Sheriff acknowledges the work of volunteers and organisations

On Thursday 5th April 2012 at the CAVS office in Carmarthen, the High Sheriff Thomas Lloyd held an awards ceremony for volunteers and organisations from across Carmarthenshire.

Speaking at the event’s opening Mr Lloyd, whose year as High Sheriff came to an end beginning of April, said: “I was incredibly moved by the things you have been doing. It’s been a tremendous honour to be here, one of the great joys is to learn so much good is being done by so many.”

Volunteers were nominated by MP Jonathan Edwards, AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas and by CAVS.

Ten awards were given out to a number of individuals and organisations who have made a significant contribution to their community. read more…