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It’s the power of little moments that make the biggest difference. By making a donation today, you will give a child in crisis a magical little moment.

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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

could help a family taking the first step towards getting get the information they need.

Latest news

  • Home-Start UK appoints Sarah McMullen

    Home-Start UK, has appointed Sarah McMullen as Director of Network Impact. Sarah joins from The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood and will lead work to support the impact of 180 local Home-Starts across the UK. Read more

  • Home-Start launches second charity shopping bag with Waitrose

    Home-Start UK are delighted to announce the launch of our second charity shopping bag with Waitrose. The reusable shopper is now on sale in all Waitrose stores for £6, with 60p per bag going to Home-Start UK to support the charity’s work with families who are experiencing tough times. Read more

  • Home-Start joins launch of Royal Foundation report

    Home-Start UK chief executive, Peter Grigg, took part in a panel to launch a new report from the The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood’s Business Taskforce. 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