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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


Home-Start Worldwide Global Conference 2017
Representatives from 20 Home-Start countries, guest speakers and our Japanese participants arrived in Tokyo for the Home-Start Worldwide Global Conference full of anticipation and excitement for the week that lay ahead. They were met with beautiful weather and a warm welcome from our Japanese hosts and Home-Start Worldwide trustees. Read more
Home-Start Australia Receives an Important Award!
Home-Start has received an important award from the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN). This "Play Your Part" Award recognises the significant contribution that Home-Start volunteers make, working alongside parents, to ensure the safety and well being of children. Read more
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