Home-Start Carmarthenshire

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

About Us

Home-Start Carmarthenshire recruits and trains volunteers from all areas of Carmarthenshire, and then carefully matches the volunteer with an appropriate family. All of the families we support must have at least one child under eleven. The volunteer visits the family in their own home for two or three hours once a week. Families tell us what a huge difference it makes to their lives to have that support at a time of need, often describing our volunteers as “a ray of sunshine” or a “life-line”.

Home-Start Carmarthenshire is a local charity which has provided a service in Carmarthenshire since 1995 and has achieved positive outcomes for families living in the community.

Home-Start Carmarthenshire is affiliated to the national organisation, Home-Start UK, but we are autonomous and responsible for our own management and our own funding. Home-Start UK provides advice and support together with a stringent Quality Assurance review process to ensure the scheme operates effectively.

The charity is run by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for governance and setting the direction of the scheme. Staff members, together with a network of trained volunteers, carry out the home-visiting parent support service.

Our Team

At Home-Start Carmarthenshire we have a team of ten staff who are employed to co-ordinate the support to families.  Each member of the team plays an important part in our service.

We are lucky to have a bank of dedicated volunteers who give their spare time to offer a friendly smile to families in the community.

Ferial Raine - Scheme Organiser

Helen Culpin - Outreach Worker

Jo Sperring - Scheme Administrator

Vicky Thomas - Scheme Manager

Louise Dent - Scheme Administrator

Gemma Sugden - Scheme Organiser

Shellie Bannister - Scheme Organiser

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