Volunteers like Isabel and Angela from Home-Start Glasgow North provide family support during weekly home visits and at weekly family groups.

“I don’t have children of my own but I do have children in the family,” says Isabel, who now volunteers at one of Home-Start Glasgow North’s family support groups.

“The group helps the mums and the dads to get to know each other a bit,” she says.

“It’s good fun; the kids love it, the mums enjoy it and I think everybody goes out feeling better than hopefully they did when they came in.”

Angela is a home-visiting volunteer and makes weekly home-visits to support a family.

“I came to a point in my life: my children had grown up. I wanted to do something different,” she explains.

“I was a bit nervous filling in the application form but everyone put me at ease. The training was good fun. Although it was serious as well - it was good fun. I’m enjoying it so far and looking forward to the future”.

Both Isabel and Angela completed the Home-Start volunteer preparation course, which gave them the confidence to work with families who needed their support.

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