The Colchester scheme

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Home-Start Colchester is a charity committed to supporting and promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five within the Colchester borough and is a free and confidential service. We do this by supporting volunteers to work with families in their own homes. Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes when they are bringing up a young family. Not everyone has the benefit of family and friends close by to offer this help. Home Start can change people’s lives by offering help, friendship, advice and support during those early years. There is no rule book for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times. With a fully trained team of dedicated home-visiting volunteers and staff, Home-Start Colchester is managed by a committee of people (Trustees) from different backgrounds who volunteer their time to ensure the scheme operates in accordance with Home-Start Standards of Practice.