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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


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Feedback on the value of volunteers
We receive recognition about the value of Home- Start volunteers from many places. Here is some feedback from families in Calgary, Canada. Read more
HS as best practice at EU level
Home-Start is assessed as “best practice” by the European Platform for Investing in Children, a European Union initiative Read more
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