There are 2 family groups currently being delivered in the South Ribble and West Lancashire area.
The groups currently offered are specific to a particular age and focus (see further info below) and offer a safe, welcoming environment where confidence and skills can be nurtured. Positive relationships develop between parents and volunteers and this helps to identify a family’s individual needs. Some of these needs can be met within the group, others may require a referral to our home visiting service or signposting to other more appropriate services.

Penguin Group

Home-Start Penguin group is a small friendly group which caters for families with children with additional needs.

Come on by every Monday (Term time only) from 10am till 12noon at Broadoaks Child Development Centre, Balcarres Road, PR25 2ED, Leyland.

We offer support and stimulating play sessions to families who may find it difficult to access generic groups due to their situation and their child’s condition.

Volunteer staff are on hand to give help and advice in a non-judgemental and sensitive way or just there to listen and understand.

Families who attend Penguins describe the group as invaluable and welcoming and often go on to use other services signposted by the group staff.

“Sense of normality for Jacob, supportive environment to chat to other people without being judged”

Mum to Mum Group & Toddler Group

Mum to Mum meets weekly on Wednesdays 10.30am until 12noon at The Grove, Station Approach, Burscough L40 0RZ. 

Support and help for Mums with Post Natal Depression.
Reducing isolation, promoting friendships and well-being.

We have recently made links with the local Specialist Mental Health Midwife who is working with us to teach Mums how to reduce their own anxieties and relieve stress.
We are also hoping to host First Aid training and a Sling Library in the upcoming weeks.

Come and join us.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning 09:30 to 11:30 Penguins at Broadoaks, Leyland. Mum to Mum Group & Toddler Group

10.30am at The Grove in Burscough

Afternoon 13:00 to 15:00
Afternoon 13:00 to 15:00