About us

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait. Read more


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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 accounts Read more


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

Christmas cards

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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 office Read 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

The earliest years make the biggest impact Home-Start makes sure those early years count. 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

Find a Home-Start in Northern Ireland

Find your nearest Home-Start in Northern Ireland Read more