About Us

Home-Start help families with young children deal with the challenges they face.
We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

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Our Support For Families

Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive our support through one of our volunteers who will spend time in a family's home supporting them in the ways they need.
We also support families in groups, hold day trips and Christmas parties and help access local services, as well as lots of other support.

Why It Matters

The five years between birth and school are vital for a child's development. What goes on inside a family strongly determines the opportunities and life chances children have.
Children who are raised in a stable, loving, family environment are more likely to have a positive and healthy future.

Home-Start works because our volunteers are parents. They understand how hard it can be. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children.

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.