Family charity seeks trustees

September 30 2016

Home-Start Bristol (HSB) is recruiting two Trustees to join its current eight-member Trustee Board team.

Home-Start Bristol (HSB) is recruiting two Trustees to join its current eight-member Trustee Board team. 

The charity supports families living within the geographical boundaries of Bristol and South Gloucestershire, who have at least one child under five and who are experiencing problems affecting their wellbeing as a family. This support is provided by trained volunteers (under the guidance of HSB professional co-ordinators) who visit a family each week, offering support, friendship and practical assistance. 

There is a staff of six part-time employees and 78 volunteers. One of the employees combines her administrative role with that of Early Intervention Worker, providing rapid and direct response to families in, or on the point of, crisis. 

During 2015/16 Home Start supported 134 families and expect to support at least that number in the next twelve months.

By becoming a Trustee of HSB you will be part of a team helping to make a lasting and positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of families.

Trustees are unpaid, but reasonable expenses can be claimed. Board meetings are held monthly, usually on a Wednesday or Thursday morning at the Greenway Centre Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol.

To find out more contact Beverley Symonds, scheme manager at schememanager@homestartbristol.org.uk or  call 0117 950 1170.  See www.homestartbristol.org.uk for further details.