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Parents supporting other Parents

Could you help a family for 2-3 hours per week?Could you help a family for 2-3 hours per week?


Home-Start Flintshire - enabling volunteers to support families in Flintshire since 1995


 Home-Start Flintshire is a voluntary organisation supporting families with at least one child under the age of 11.  Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported to visit families for 2-3 hours per week and to provide a listening ear and an extra pair of hands.   Home-Start's support has been proven to reduce feelings of isolation and to improve emotional well-being and coping skills within the families it supports.

We would love to speak to you about the work of Home-Start.  Every parent needs a friend, and the support of Home-Start volunteers makes an incredible difference to the lives of children and families.



Glyndwr University’s next 2 FREE community courses starting next month focusing on E-Literacy skills for the workplace!







Free Online Self-Management Courses are available.  The Online Course is an internet-based, interactive self-management course to help people learn to manage the day-to-day issues associated with living with any long-term condition(s). You can now complete this course in the comfort of your own home.

 The Online Course can be particularly useful for those who have difficulty getting out of the house, live in rural areas, work full time or in full time education or who would prefer to do the course online rather than face-to-face.

A user name and email address allows course participants to log on to the course remotely, 2-3 times per week, for a total of 2 hours each week.  The course lasts 6 weeks and participants can access the course at anytime andanywhere there is internet access.

 Course participants learn to:

  •  Manage pain and extreme tiredness

  • Cope with feelings of depression

  • Relaxation techniques and exercise

  • Healthy eating

  • Action planning and problem solving techniques

  • Communication skills with healthcare professionals, friends, family and colleagues.

For more information please call on 01286 674236 or e-mail









June Volunteer Preparation Course - Changes to venue and times.

Please note that the venue and times for the June prep course have been changed.  This will now be run DAYTIME only and will be held at CORLAN and not at Parkfields as original advertised.  New timetable attached



Please check the new Family Matters magazine on the Newsletter page 


Benefits Awareness Month


4TC Source and Refurbish IT equipment to sell onto community groups   


Apologies but Parent Protect has been cancelled due to small numbers.  Will notify here of new date when we have it.


A Parents Guide to Promoting Positive

Pre-school children often behave in ways that adults find challenging. Frequently the best way dealing with difficult behaviour is often by focussing on positive behaviour instead.  You may be supporting a family who could do with some guidance or fresh ideas.

The NDNA produce a great information leaflet “A parent’s guide to promoting positive behaviour” which may help.