Welcome to Family Matters - Spring 2022

Mum of three, Kelly, welcomes you to the Spring 2022 edition of 'Family Matters' magazine. She shares how Home-Start built her confidence and changed the future prospects for her children. Now she is training to become a Home-Start volunteer herself. Read more

Aamira's Story: I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t speak the language and I had no idea what to do next

Pregnant with her third child, Aamira fled civil war and found safety in the UK. She says Home-Start helped her family build a happy new life. This is her story. Read more

Cultivating better mental health

Growing veg has led to a growth in confidence and better and mental wellbeing for mums, thanks to an allotment project run by Home-Start Slough. Find out more. Read more

Charlotte's Story: From volunteer to trainee social worker

An abusive relationship left Charlotte feeling at an all time low. Through Home-Start support she regained her confidence and became a volunteer. Now she's studying to be a social worker. Read her story. Read more

Home-Start was at my child's birth

Pregnant mums, Kristine and Cody tell their stories of Home-Start support before, during and after the birth of their babies, including in the delivery room! Read more

Keeping The Promise

The Scottish Government have pledged that every child in Scotland should grow up loved, safe and respected. Home-Start Scotland is helping to keep this vital promise. Read more. Read more

The Home-Start cycle of support

Once a parent has received support from a Home-Start volunteer, they often become volunteers, trustees and staff members themselves, thereby creating a continuous and beautiful cycle of support. Read three amazing stories. Read more

Families locked out of the digital world

Almost half of the families Home-Start supports don’t have access to a laptop or tablet. Mum Kailey tells us how digital exclusion hampers her and her children's abilities and dad Mark shares what having good digital access would mean for his family. Read more

Ben's story: having babies was so much harder than I thought it would be.

Psychotherapist Ben turned to Home-Start when raising his new born twins became overwhelming. Now he's running the Marathon to raise funds so that more parents can benefit the way he did. Read more