The Parishes of Luttons and Weaverthorpe, incorporating Helperthorpe

Home-Start Ryedale

Home-Start Ryedale is a local charity that provides support to families who have at least one child under the age of 5 and who are experiencing a whole range of different challenges in their daily lives.  These may include being socially isolated, having physical or mental health difficulties in the family, having housing issues or struggling with routines within the family home.  Families can refer themselves to our service, or can be referred by health visitors or any other agency.  Home-Start Ryedale can match a family with a volunteer who will provide 2 hours a week of support and friendship, tailored to suit the individual needs of the family.

We have recently been awarded money from the Big Lottery fund with the remit of extending our service into Southern Ryedale (areas South of the A64 between Foxholes and out towards Sand Hutton) to support families.  We are really keen to get our service better known in these areas so that families know about the support that may be available to them.

We also want to recruit new volunteers to help with our expansion into Southern Ryedale.  We look for volunteers from all ages and walks of life – the only common thing is that volunteers have parenting experience themselves, which enables them to empathise with the families about the early parenting years.  Being a Home-Start volunteer is a hugely rewarding experience and can bring about positive change for young families in the local area.

For more information about us please feel free to contact our office – Home Start Ryedale, 43 Parliament Street, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9HE, Tel. 01653 693551, email or find us on Facebook.