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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
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
Home-Start Japan Awarded Most Distinguished Social Welfare Service
The National activities of Home-Start in Japan were presented with the Cabinet Minister Award for 2016 for the Most Distinguished Social Welfare Service for ‘Promoting the well-being of families with young children’ by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare at the recent ceremony. Read more
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