Welcome to Home-Start Lorn
Who we are
Bringing up children is hard. Home-Start Lorn has been supporting families with young children throughout the whole of the Oban and North Argyll area, including the outlying villages since 1988 and on the Isle of Mull since 2016. Through our home-visiting volunteers we offer a unique service providing practical and emotional support to parents/carers with one or more children under 5.
Who we can help
We can help parents/carers who find it hard to cope for all sorts of reasons, including
- illness or disability,
- post-natal illness or mental health issues, relationship breakdown,
- challenging children's behaviour,
- multiple birth or multiple young children in the home,
- housing or financial issues.
At Home-Start support is given to any parent/carer who asks for help. If you think Home-Start Lorn could help your family why not find out more? You can either contact your Health Visitor or your GP or you can contact us directly. Click here for more information. (link to contact form)
What we offer
On Mull – we provide a Home-visiting service and we run the Bumps & Babies group in Salen on Thursday mornings and frequent Bookbug sessions in Salen and Bunessan, sometimes on Iona.
In partnership with the Health Visiting Team we also offer regular Messy Play sessions. Booking for Messy Play is essential.
How you can help
You can be a Home-Start home-visiting volunteer. The only requirements for Home-Visiting volunteers are that you have parenting experience, are friendly and non-judgemental, enjoy meeting new people and can spare a few hours every week to offer practical and emotional support to a local family.
Just as important as our Home-Visiting Volunteers are our Board of Trustees who come from a range of backgrounds and have a variety of qualities and skills to support the organisation to run smoothly and comply with all legislation. We need people with expertise or knowledge of running businesses, social media, funding and human resources, and more.
We always need enthusiastic fundraisers. Maybe you enjoy organising coffee mornings or bag-packing, or maybe even marathon running.