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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 UK Convention, Nottingham, 21-22 of March
Over 300 people from 130 Home-Starts from across the UK met for the first national Home-Start convention in eight years. Read more
Honouring the memory of the founder of Home-Start the late Margaret Harrison CBE 1 April 1938 - 16 August 2015
Today, 1 April would have been Margaret’s birthday. We think especially about her family and the loss and heartache that they must be feeling today and we send our loving thoughts to them. Read more
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