Loneliness amongst parents has risen substantially since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Our patron, Baroness Floella Benjamin, has written a thoughtful piece as part of the newly launched #LittleGoodDeed campaign which reminds everyone that small acts of kindness can go a long way to help parents and carers that are isolated, over worked and under supported. Floella discusses the importance of the support charities like Home-Start provide to parents, and encourages us all to reach out to parents who might be struggling with loneliness and to offer support through a #LittleGoodDeed:
“As the coronavirus crisis persists, families will continue to find things tough – financially, socially and emotionally. Many parents or carers of really little ones have never felt more isolated.
Charities across the UK are on hand to make sure that people in crisis have someone to talk to… Home-Start has a network of trained volunteers helping families with young children.
Sometimes a friendly phone call is all it takes to let someone know they are not alone. A note through a door; dropping a cake on the doorstop or organising a surprise takeaway delivery can go a long way to giving parents a boost and reminding them they have someone to talk to.”