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 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
Home-Start Worldwide is the coordinating body for the Home-Start organisations around the world. Presently 22 countries have Home-Start organisations through which they help thousands of children and families in need. The Board oversees international quality standards, facilitates the exchange of good practice, supports the expansion into new countries and organizes conferences and experience exchanges. Read more