We're there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

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Life is tough right now for families. But it’s even tougher for those facing difficult times. By making a donation today, you will give a child in crisis a magical moment this Christmas.


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How we can help

Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and over-whelming. Home-Start volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support.


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How to volunteer

Find out how to volunteer for your local Home-Start, whether you want to be a home visiting volunteer, a trustee, or a fundraiser.


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Latest news

  • A second year of Good Morning Britain support

    For the second year running, Home-Start has been selected as one of the charities that Good Morning Britain viewers can pledge their time to in the annual '1 Million Minutes' campaign which asks the public to volunteer to end loneliness. Read more

  • Happy Birthday Home-Start

    On Wednesday 1st November, Home-Start celebrated 50 years of supporting families with an online event hosted by TV presenter and patron of Home-Start Norfolk, Trisha Goodard. Read more

  • Four Home-Starts receive first King's Award

    Four Home-Starts in communities across the UK have been awarded the first ever King’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to local volunteer groups in recognition of their outstanding community service. Read more

Family Voices

  • Collette's Story: Watching 'Good Morning Britain' changed my life

    When Collette saw a film about a Home-Start volunteer on breakfast television, she knew it was something she wanted to do. Having lived with a disability all her life, she knew she had strength, wisdom and positivity to give to others. It's been a life-changing experience. Read more

  • Emil's story: men aren't good at opening up

    In this personal blog, dad Emil confesses the challenges of fatherhood and how support from Home-Start has helped the whole family. Read more

  • Sian's Story: I will push myself to the limit

    "I will push myself to limit to help ensure we can continue to be there to support mums and their little ones" Read Sian's story on how volunteering for Home-Start to support mums who have experienced domestic abuse has inspired her to run the London Marathon. Read more