WINSFORD-based charity, Home-Start, is launching a New Year campaign asking people to make a New Year’s resolution to reach out and support families in 2018.

Home-Start recruit and train volunteers to help families with young children.

Christine Baker, manager of Home-Start, said: “We are so proud of the support our wonderful team of volunteers give to families in Cheshire. With even more volunteers joining our team we can reach out and help more families.”

Volunteers, who know about being a parent, support other parents by visiting them in their homes for a couple of hours each week.

They offer families practical help and advice, emotional support and friendship. In return Home-Start offer full support, training and expenses.

Tricia, volunteer for Home-Start said “I have been a Home-Start volunteer for the past few years and it has had such a positive impact on the families I have visited and also for me personally.

“It is incredible how much of a difference just a couple of hours chatting with Mum or playing with a toddler can make. It’s hugely rewarding and a great privilege.”

Find out more at or call 01606 606441. Training starts in January.