Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes.
Sometimes being a parent can be difficult – parents can feel exhausted and overwhelmed by everyday family life and additional stresses such as post-natal depression, illness, disability, separation, isolation or multiple births can make family life even more difficult. If there are no close family members or friends to turn to for help and encouragement it can be even tougher.
One parent helping another through a difficult time.
We are a charity that helps families with young children. Our friendly and caring volunteers are all parents themselves and therefore understand the joys, frustrations and challenges of bringing up children. A volunteer visits a family at home once a week for 2-3 hours offering time, friendship, support, encouragement and practical help for as long as is needed. Our volunteers are all different ages and come from all walks of life but they are there to do one thing – offer a friendly helping hand to parents with young children.
Supporting families for over 40 years.
Home-Start is the UK's leading family support charity and an organisation valued and trusted by families and professionals alike. We want every parent to have the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. Hundreds of local schemes have been supporting families since 1973 and the breadth of expertise and knowledge gained over the years makes Home-Start what it is today.