01303 244836

Big Hopes Big Future

We are delighted to announce that we have received a three-year grant from BBC Children in Need to run the Big Hopes Big Future Project.

The grant will provide a Co-ordinator and Administrator, plus the resources to train volunteers to support 100 children a year aged 2-4 to become “School Ready”.

The Co-ordinator should be in post by the beginning of June and we are looking to run a training course for interested volunteers on Tuesday 19th and 26th June 2018. If there are any volunteers that have been previously trained to support families using Big Hopes Big Future resources, the Co-ordinator will be in touch to see if you would like to be involved with the new project.


Building Better Opportunities – Working Forward Kent
in partnership with Gingerbread

  • Are you a single parent?Working Fwd Kent
  • Are you looking for training?
  • Would you like support finding a job?
  • Do you need work experience?

Working Forward Kent is a flexible, personalised programme offering one-to-one support for single parents of any age who are not in employment or education.

We will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Receive support from a mentor who will be with you every step of the way and help you to gain confidence and plan your future
  • Develop new skills that are valued by employers and increase your opportunity of finding employment
  • Overcome barriers to taking the next steps into training or employment
  • Undertake exciting face-to-face and online training programmes
  • Access free training provided by our partners or participate in other training run in your area
  • Support with cost of childcare and transport to enable you to access training opportunities.

To find out more, please contact Helen Gear on 01303 244836.


Supporting Fathers’ Involvement

Baby_toddler_dad_playing_jpgHome-Start Shepway is launching a new project to support the positive involvement of fathers within vulnerable families.

The Supporting Fathers’ Involvement early-intervention programme is a safe space designed for couples and co-parents to move forward to foster long-lasting change, working together to strengthen relationships, manage challenges, improve wellbeing and success and reduce conflict within relationships.

This is a new free programme run over 16 weekly sessions by trained group workers and offers free crèche facilities.

To find out more, please contact Sam O’Connor or Theresa Mallett on 01303 244836 or click here for a referral form.

Contact us to find out more...

Metro House

24 Cheriton Gardens

CT20 2AS

Tel: 01303 244836

Fax: 01303 210487

Email: office@homestartshepway.org.uk

Office Hours: 9am - 5pm

Answer phone outside office hours