A grant of £18,298 over one year was awarded to Home-Start Lambeth's Start Right Project. The project will provide specialist volunteer support to 20 vulnerable parents on a low income with at least one child under the age of five where barriers to the children’s development and achievement have been identified by referrers (social workers/health visitors). Volunteers will work with the families for 2 - 3 hours per week to identify where changes may be needed and help them develop strategies to help them do so. Volunteers will spend time playing and interacting directly with the children, aiding their development. They will teach strategies for behaviour management, model play, showing parents the importance play has on preparing the child for school as they can experiment with imagination and social situations. Volunteers will introduce them to educational activities such as songs, rhymes, and reading stories.
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