£25,000 has been awarded (over one year) to Home-Start Lambeth for their Start Right Project. The project will provide specialist volunteer support to 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 a week to identify where changes may be needed and help them develop strategies to 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 their child for school. Children will also be referred to a Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) where appropriate. The project will employ a Project Coordinator to work 30 hours per week.
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