About us

Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK. We help families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them.Read more

Accessibility

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Aminatu – supporting refugees in Cardiff

Imagine you are in a foreign country, having been forced to flee your home because of war. Many Home-Starts are supporting a growing number of refugee families.Read more

Annual reports

Home-Start UK's annual report and accountsRead more

Bereavement

Struggling with the death of a partner, a parent, or a child can take anyone into a world of grief and isolation ...Read more

Big Hopes Big Future

Big Hopes Big Future is a national programme to help children make the most of their start in early years education.Read more

Big Hopes Big Future

Big Hopes Big Future helps children build the skills they need to be ready for their first day at school.Read more

Building resilience

Research by the University of South Wales in measuring the impact of support given to Home-Start families and their children.Read more

Building routines

Having set routines really helps children to manage their day and is a really important part of getting children ready for school.Read more

Complaints Policy

Home-Start UK aims to provide a high-quality, responsive service. We welcome every opportunity to monitor and improve the services we provide and having a ‘complaints and compliments’ policy and a clear procedure for resolving complaints is one way of doing this.Read more

Contact us in Edinburgh

Contact details for our Edinburgh officeRead more

Danielle - coping with bereavement

"I walked into the house and Isaac was still in his baby walker, wedged in the doorway. I knew something was drastically wrong".Read more

Disability and illness

Coping with a long-term illness or a physical disability can be a life-changing experience for parents and children...Read more

Early intervention

We believe it is crucial to help families cope with problems before they become a crisis.Read more

Employee Volunteer Award winner

Matthew Norton, of Lloyds Banking Group, only came to 'make a difference' for a day. Years later his contribution just keeps on growing.Read more

Family issues

Links for help with child welfare, children or families in need, drug and alcohol addiction and finances.Read more

Finance Officer

Home-Start are recruiting a Finance Officer to join our finance team. The post holder will be responsible for the purchase and sales ledger functions for the organisation, staff expenses and other areas of processing and analysis.Read more

Find a Home-Start in Northern Ireland

Find your nearest Home-Start in Northern IrelandRead more