Come along to our free parent and toddler group for pre-school children! Mondays from 1.00 to 2.30 pm at Shorncliffe Community Centre, Mackenzie Drive, Folkestone CT20 3LR. Lots of toys, activities, singing, healthy snacks and the chance to meet other parents. For more information, please contact Home-Start Shepway on 01303 244836.
Walk down to the Coastal Park and Adventure Playground for some fresh air and exercise (and ice creams for all)! Wednesday 7th, 14th and 21st August 2019. Leaving from the Bandstand on the Leas at 10.30am. Please call Home-Start Shepway on 01303 244836 to book your place.
Come and join our team of enthusiastic and professionally trained volunteers! After completing our three-week course, you could home visit a family in the local area, or help out in one of our family groups. The next course will be held on Tuesday 9th, 16th & 23rd July, from 9.30am to 2.30pm at Home-Start Shepway. For more information, please see our… Read More
Due to lack of attendance, we regret that we will be discontinuing the monthly Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop at Lydd until further notice. We are at the Folkestone Early Years Centre as usual every Wednesday from 12.30 to 2.30 pm – details below:
Supporting those experiencing domestic abuse. If you are experiencing domestic abuse, receive access to free confidential advice, information and support from different agencies under one roof. No appointment necessary, but please allow sufficient time for your visit. Every Wednesday from 12.30 – 2.30pm. Folkestone Early Years Children’s Centre Dover Road CT20 1QF
Come and join us at our free group for dads and pre-school children! Every Monday from 3 June to 22 July 2019 from 12.00 to 1.00 pm (please note change of time!) at Folkestone Sports Centre. Snack for each child Bouncy castle Soft play Ball pool To book your place, please call Home-Start Shepway on 01303 244836.
We are very grateful to Ryan Kennedy (pictured here with Sam O’Connor) of Chittendens Funeral Service for volunteering to take care of the garden at Home-Start Shepway. Thank you, Ryan – it looks so much better now! Chittendens are holding an open day/coffee and cake sale (to help fund their community projects) on Tuesday 14 May 2019 from 10.00 to 4.00 at… Read More
A weekly support group for pregnant mums and young parents under 20 – young dads welcome too! What we have to offer … An opportunity to meet other parents of a similar age One-to-one support Practical parenting advice and emotional support Information on accessing local parent and baby/toddler groups Support when returning to school, college, work or apprenticeships Benefit and… Read More
A relaxed and welcoming group for women who have experienced domestic abuse Thursdays 9.30am to 11.30am (term-time only). * Make new friends and get peer support * Learn new craft skills * Bring your own ideas for art and craft projects * Enjoy leisure activities * Explore healthy lifestyles * Raise confidence and self-esteem * Get professional advice For more… Read More
Yesterday Home-Start Shepway held its Christmas Party for the families that we support, with a children’s disco, food, games, and a visit from Santa Claus and his Elf. We even had some (indoor) snow! It was lovely to see so many little ones (and their mums, dads, grandparents) enjoying themselves. Thank you so much to everyone who helped on the… Read More
On Tuesday 4th December, the first group of volunteers for Big Hopes Big Future successfully completed their two day training programme and following a celebration lunch were presented with their Volunteer Packs and BHBF Training Certificate. The new volunteers will be out in the New Year supporting families in their homes to help create and sustain positive early learning home… Read More
Home-Start Shepway is formally launching its ‘Building Bright Futures’ project today after receiving almost £500k of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the country. Following the success of Home-Start Shepway’s ‘Empowering Parents to Achieve’ project, ‘Building Bright Futures’ aims to develop individual pathways of support for families in the Folkestone and… Read More
Home-Start Shepway was at the Cheriton Co-op today to receive a cheque for £3,393.87 for the Butterflies Domestic Abuse Support Group – more info. here. A huge thank you to all Co-op members and staff for supporting us!
One of our volunteers, Julia, was a recipient of the “Badge of the Order of Mercy” earlier this year. It was presented to her at a ceremony at the Mansion House, London, by Rt Hon the Lord Lingfield Kt DL (President of the League of Mercy) followed by tea in the luxurious setting. There were just 26 other recipients from… Read More
24 Cheriton Gardens
Tel: 01303 244836
Office Hours: 9.00am - 4.30pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9.00am - 4.00pm (Friday)
Answer phone outside office hours