Volunteering Stories: “Thoughts from a new boy on the block!”

Taking those first steps to volunteer for Home-Start can be filled with uncertainty and you may have a lot of questions. Michael Baim, a volunteer for Home-Start Central Bedfordshire, has been volunteering for six months now, supporting families in his local area. Click here to read more about his perceptions half a year later. Read more

New study shows substantial benefit of home-based family support.

Ahead of the general election leading family support charity, Home-Start, has called on all political parties to commit to investing in proven methods of help for families, such as volunteer-led, peer-to-peer relationship based support. Read more

"Put children at the heart of the General Election"

Home-Start UK have joined 140+ organisations in a call to all political parties to put children and young people at the heart of this General Election. Read more

BBC Children in Need helping Home-Start make a difference across the UK

Every year many local Home-Starts across the UK receive grants from BBC Children in Need to run projects in their communities working with thousands of children. Read more

Home-Start UK’s Head of Volunteering appointed to Association of Volunteer Managers Board

Jennie Mann, Head of Volunteering at Home-Start UK, has been appointed to the Association of Volunteer Managers Board of Directors.  The Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) is a UK wide independent membership body that aims to support, represent and champion people who manage volunteers; regardless of field, discipline or sector. It has been set up by and for people who manage volunteers. Read more

Home-Start feature in National Lottery’s 25 Year celebration artwork

The National Lottery has been running for 25 years and has supported countless Home-Starts across the UK, providing them with the funding to support thousands of families who need it. Read more

‘We forget that mothers and fathers need help’, Home-Start West Dorset’s stories, Day Three

Every week, thousands of Home-Start volunteers knock on the door of a local family, ready to offer support, advice and guidance to the parent who answers. For the last ten years, 200 of these volunteers have been out and about, supporting families in West Dorset. Over the past three days, we will be featuring three stories from three of the ‘original’ families who received support from Home-Start over a decade ago to find out what they are up to now… Read more

‘It’s like the friendship you didn’t know you needed,’ Home-Start West Dorset’s stories, Day Two

Every week, thousands of Home-Start volunteers knock on the door of a local family, ready to offer support, advice and guidance to the parent who answers. For the last ten years, 200 of these volunteers have been out and about, supporting families in West Dorset. Over the next three days, we will be featuring three stories from three of the ‘original’ families who received support from Home-Start over a decade ago to find out what they are up to now… Read more

Home-Start West Dorset Celebrates Ten Years of Helping Local Families

Every week, thousands of Home-Start volunteers knock on the door of a local family, ready to offer support, advice and guidance to the parent who answers. For the last ten years, 200 of these volunteers have been out and about, supporting families in West Dorset. Over the next three days, we will be featuring three stories from three of the ‘original’ families who received support from Home-Start over a decade ago to find out what they are up to now… Read more