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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


Margaret Harrison Travel Bursary
The Margaret Harrison Travel Bursary is an exciting opportunity for national and local Home-Starts across the world to travel and see first-hand some of the amazing and creative family support and early years initiatives that are taking place both in Home-Starts around the world and also in the wider public, private or third sectors. Read more
Home-Start Worldwide Global Conference
Investing in Children, Tokyo, 7-10 November 2017. Home-Start Worldwide is organizing its triennial Conference in Tokyo in close collaboration with Home-Start Japan. Read more
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