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

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We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support you tell us you need.



Ways to volunteer

By volunteering just a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your community.



Why fundraise for us?

A child’s earliest years are the most important. Home-Start wants to make sure those years count. Can you help us?



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Our Impact


families supported each year


of families more able to cope with isolation


could fund a family's first visit 

Latest news

  • Home-Start co-ordinator recognised in New Year’s Honours

    Denyse Walker, Co-ordinator at Home-Start Lakeland in Northern Ireland has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List. Read more

  • A call to action for families

    Home-Start call on new Government to commit to ensuring that all families are supported to give children the best start in life. Because childhood can't wait. Read more

  • Volunteering Stories: “Thoughts from a new boy on the block!”

    Taking those first steps to volunteer for Home-Start can be filled with uncertainty and you may have a lot of questions. Michael Baim, a volunteer for Home-Start Central Bedfordshire, has been volunteering for six months now, supporting families in his local area. Click here to read more about his perceptions half a year later. Read more

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