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families picHome-Start believes that children need a happy, secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential. Even the most dedicated parents can face challenges that prevent them doing all they want for their children.

Our committed and caring volunteers, usually parents themselves, offer friendship and informal support to parents with young children under 5. They visit families at home and are friendly, approachable people who respect the needs of each individual family.

We offer help through a combination of home-visiting support, group work and courses via our

Families in Mind (FIMs) and Family Know How Projects - (see How We Can Help)

Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.

Our Annual Report for 2015-2016

Reach the Family Reach the Child - find out how Home-Start can help families and why we need your support.