A simple text to help us All Year Round!

This winter, we are launching our All Year Round campaign, highlighting the difficulties faced by families in our community throughout the year, not just during the festive season. 

By highlighting real stories, we hope to draw attention to our work every day with families in our local communities across the north of Glasgow and Lanarkshire.  We really need your help for funds to help us with the variety of work needed to give parents and carers the confidence and resilience to give their young children the very best start.

  • It costs, on average, £750 for a fully trained volunteer to support a family in their home for six months
  • More than £10,000 is spend on the training, assessment & development of our volunteers each year.
  • A nurture group, working with families to reduce isolation and build confidence in the community, costs more than £5000 each year.
  • It costs more than £500 each year to provide a warm snack for families with young children at our Family Group each year.

Donations can be made by text.  Simply text HSGN17 £10 to 70070 to donate £10 to our work. 

You can change the value of your donation and gift aid is available.

All of your donation, including Gift Aid, is sent to us. Your network standard SMS rates may apply.

You can also donate online here https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/home-startglasgownorth 

 

 

Home-Start Glasgow North finalist in Community Charity Award!

Early in October of this year, we were delighted to receive notification that Home-Start Glasgow North had been nominated as Community Charity of the Year in the Charity Champions Awards, hosted by Big Impact Scotland. Better news followed as we were then shortlisted and invited to attend the Awards Gala Final in Glasgow on 2nd November, where we joined many other charities to celebrate the work of Scotland’s third sector, including our friends at Home-Start Aberdeen.

Our work relies on engaging with, and being a part of, the communities in which we work and having worked with communities across the north of Glasgow for over 16 years and now in North Lanarkshire since May 2017, we were honoured to have made the shortlist of finalists for this category. The award was hotly contested and congratulations to Scottish Waterways Trust who were the final winners. We were delighted to have been part of the event, to celebrate with other charities and are proud to display our finalist certificate as a mark of the incredible achievements of our passionate Home-Start staff and volunteers.

Volunteer Training Course in the East End starts in October

The September training course is nearly over and we start a new course on Thursday 26th October.

This course will be held at the offices of Stepping Stones for Families in Possilpark: 65 Stonyhurst Street G22 5AX

It will run for 7 weeks each Thursday 9.30-2.30 p.m.

Lunch and travel expenses provided.

Please contact us for more information on 0141 948 0441 / 0445

Please click here to download the application form or call us to request one.

Volunteer Training Course starts next month

Our next Training & Assessment Course for volunteers will start on Tuesday 22nd August.

It will run every Tuesday for 6 weeks between 9.30 – 2.30 p.m. Bookbug Training which is also offered to every volunteer will take place on 10th or 17th October.

Lunch is provided and travel expenses reimbursed.

For further information please contact us on (0141) 948 0441 or info@homestartglasgownorth.org.uk

The application form is also downloadable from this page. (click on the link in the right hand column)

Come and be part of the Home-Start team!