My child is over five years old, can I still get help? Home-Start’s work is mostly based on supporting families with at least one child under five. In the majority of cases, you will need to have at least one child under five to qualify for our help. However, we adapt services to meet the needs of local communities. So your local Home-Start might have special funding and be able to provide support to families whose youngest child is over the age of five. To find out how it works at your local Home-Start, visit their website or get in touch with them, using our contact map.