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

About us

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.


Author: Mollie Footitt

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.


Author: Matt Hann

Make a donation

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


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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

  • NHS England announce new maternal mental health hubs

    Home-Start welcomes new hubs but says more must be done to support the mental health of women and families during the perinatal period including more resource for community practitioners and the volunteer workforce. Read more

  • Home-Start welcomes the Start for Life Review

    Home-Start is urging the government to make tangible commitments to parents following the publication of their 'Start for Life' review into the first 1001 days of a child's life. Read more

  • 600,000 babies born in lockdown are overlooked

    Home-Start has joined other leading children's charities to appeal to the Government on behalf of the 600,000 babies born in lockdown to extend the COVID catch-up funding to younger children. Matching the amount given per school-aged child would deliver £117m for the babies born since the first lockdown began. #WhatAboutUs Read more