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Everybody needs a little help from time to time – parents in particular.

At Home-Start, we understand that bringing up children can be tough. We see that some families have to cope with almost overwhelming difficulties, and that parents rise to the challenges over and over again.

But sometimes, they could use a helping hand.

Home-Start offers that helping hand with friendship and support. If a family asks for support, we will match them with a trained volunteer from their local community. The volunteer will visit the family, usually in the family home, often for a couple of hours a week, offering friendly help and support over a period of several months, sometimes longer.

Friendships form, lives are transformed.

I salute Homestart as an organisation that attracts such worthy individuals willing to give time, love and generosity to desperate families who would otherwise struggle to reach the end of each day.

Thank you for reaffirming my belief in humanity.” Mother, UK

Parents come to Home-Start for all kinds of reasons.

  • They could be finding it hard to cope with a child’s illness or disability
  • They could be struggling with their own health
  • They might be living in debt, poor housing and poverty
  • They may be trying to meet the demands of a large family or twins

We will support any family who needs us, as long as they have at least one child under five.

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