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Home-Start UK logo
Home-Start UK, 8-10 West Walk, Leicester, UK, LE1 7NA

Rob Parkinson, Chief Executive, Home-Start UK.
Telephone +44 (0)116 2587 8900
Email: chiefexecutive@home-start.org.uk
Website: www.home-start.org.uk


Origins

Home-Start began in the UK back in 1973 and the very first scheme set up in Leicester continues to support families. 40 years on, 288 schemes across the UK and with British Forces in Germany are now guided and supported by Home-Start UK, the central body. Home-Start UK is one of the major family support organisations in the UK, supporting 29,000 families with 63,000 children through 18,000 volunteers and more than 1,500 members of staff.

Our activities

Home-Start UK offer supportive services for families with young children We have 288 schemes 288 working across the UK and with British Forces in Germany and Cyprus with approximately 18,000 volunteers supporting over 29,000 families in various ways.

Home-Start UK works tirelessly at both a national and local level to support and help to strengthen the leadership, operations, impact and sustainability of local Home-Starts around the UK and those supporting British Forces families in Germany and Cyprus. Home-Start UK, an independently registered charity, supports local Home-Starts through: up-to-date training for staff, volunteers and trustees; information and guidance on governance; legal and human resources advice; help with fundraising; lobbying of national and local government and funders; running volunteer recruitment campaigns; providing national quality standards; supporting community groups to set up new local Home-Starts and representing Home-Start on national, regional and local fora.

Across the network a combination of: statutory funding, grants, individual giving, challenge events, investment income.

Future plans

In 2014 Home-Start UK embarked on a new three year strategic plan. At the heart of the plan are four strategic goals: building an effective Home-Start community, diversifying our services, giving families a voice on the issues that matter to their lives, and maximising life chances and well being through volunteering with Home-Start. These objectives will underpin our work over the next three years as Home-Start looks to develop its position as one of the UK’s leading family support organisations and achieve its vision of a society in which every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.

Visit http://www.home-start.org.uk/findsupport/family_stories/practical_support for families’ stories of how Home-Start’s support has helped them.

Updated 24th Jan 2015


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