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We provide one-to-one and other support for parents
. Typically our trained volunteers visit the family’s home for a couple of hours every week.  They tailor-make their support to the needs of the parents and children. Volunteers are very committed and will keep visiting until the youngest child turns five or starts school, or until the parents feel they can stand on their own two feet.  Parents and volunteers often develop a deeply trusting relationship which can lead to powerful change within the family.

 We also run family groups and social events for families.



Our values:

  • We offer families choice
  • We work in partnership – with each other, with families and with other agencies
  • We work in a spirit of openness, encouragement and enjoyment
  • We are flexible and responsive to the needs of families
  • Parents helping parents – a simple idea that really works


Children’s basic rights are violated in a most apparent way, even in our continent
An transcript of an interview with the Chairperson of Home-Start Worldwide, Evi Hatzivarnava titled "Children’s basic rights are violated in a most apparent way, even in our continent" which appears in the EUROCHILD Newsletter. Read more
Home-Start Worldwide receives endorsement from the highest level in Europe!
Home-Start Worldwide was given a ‘Best Practice Award’ by the European Union after an evidence based study was carried out in The Netherlands. Read more
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