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.
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
The next Home-Start Worldwide conference is taking place at Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica in Oslo between the 23rd and 27th of September 2014. Representatives from 21 out of 23 Home-Start countries, all Home-Start Worldwide trustees and a number of guests, experts and researchers will take part in the conference. Margaret Harrison, the Home-Start Founder, will be the special guest of the conference. Read more