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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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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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Our Impact

43,692

families supported last year

+20.8%

more children supported last year

£11

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Latest news

  • Home-Start Volunteer Awards 2024

    The winners of the Home-Start Volunteer Awards 2024 have been announced. Read about the remarkable individuals who have been recognised in six different categories, as well as the overall Volunteer of the Year. Read more

  • Donna's story: I put myself into care at 14

    Donna put herself into care when she was 14. After the birth of her first child at 17, postnatal depression and childhood trauma lead her to seek help from Home-Start to make a better future for her children. Read more

  • Home-Start Deputy CEO awarded CBE for work in children’s services

    Vivien Waterfield, Home-Start UK's Deputy CEO, has been awarded a CBE in the King's New Year Honours List for her outstanding contribution to early years education. Read more

Family Voices

  • Donna's story: I put myself into care at 14

    Donna put herself into care when she was 14. After the birth of her first child at 17, postnatal depression and childhood trauma lead her to seek help from Home-Start to make a better future for her children. Read more

  • 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