About Home-Start Teignbridge
Home-Start Teignbridge has been operating in the Teignbridge district of Devon since 1989, supporting families who are struggling to cope with a variety of challenges, including post-natal illness, budgeting on a low income, disability, isolation, the stressful demands of young children, bereavement and multiple births.
Support is provided by the provision of home-visiting volunteers, group support, focussed project work and social activities; our work helps prevent a family’s difficulties becoming a crisis. Home-Start Teignbridge works closely with several local organisations, including midwives, health visitors and children’s centres, however Home-Start Teignbridge is not a substitute for statuary services, but is complementary to them. We have found the best results for families are achieved through an active partnership between all professionals supporting the family, including Home-Start.
Home-Start Teignbridge provides a service to all vulnerable families with in the Devon district of Teignbridge. Teignbridge covers 260 square miles* and has a population of 126,000. The northernmost point of Teignbridge is Oldridge (just north of Tedburn St Mary) and the southernmost point is past Broadhempston. Teignbridge also incorporates 98 square miles of Dartmoor, including Dartmeet, Buckfastleigh and Moretonhampstead.
The average income is fairly low, with house prices over 8x the wage. 18% of the population live in Newton Abbot, with Dawlish and Teignmouth as the next most populated with 11% and 12%.
Of 60,000 homes, 32% are home to one or more parents with one (or more) children. Approximately 4.6% of working age people are unemployed and 18.8% economically inactive (not claiming benefits).
*Statistics provided by Teignbridge District Council