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

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The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so no child's future is limited. Donate here today to support Home-Start UK’s work around the country.


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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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Our Impact


families supported each year


of families more able to cope with isolation


could fund a family's first visit 

Latest news

  • The Power of Connection in Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

    For Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week we share how the power of connection is at the heart of all Home-Start’s work and hear from three amazing women we have supported. Read more

  • Introducing 'Healthy Happy Home'

    Home-Start volunteers are being given access to new online resources as part of their bespoke training. The 'Healthy Happy Home' programme tackles sleep, healthy eating and finances and is designed to help families achieve happier, healthier lives. Read more

  • Hundreds of children's books donated

    More than 2,500 books have been donated to children supported by Home-Start Scotland thanks to the Scottish Book Trust. Read more