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

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

Forces families

Home-Start works in British Forces bases in Germany and Cyprus as well as with families in bases, garrisons and barracks in the UK. Read more

John -dads supporting each other

Being a dad for the first time is daunting and its even more of a challenge if you have problems with your mental or physical health. Read more

Kris - five children under five

"Carrying two children at a time is just normal to me", says Kris who had a son and two sets of twins. Read more

Michael - keeping children from care

Michael is raising his three granddaughters on his own because of their mum's heroin and alcohol dependency. Read more

Nabilah - severe loneliness

"Isolation and loneliness are just about the worst feelings. I was a scared to leave the house. I felt so alone." Read more

Pauline - facing personal tragedy

"My husband was killed by a drunk driver. He simply went to work and never came back. I was devastated. At the time my son was six and my twin daughters only three". Read more

Rahela - urban isolation

Isolation doesn’t just affect families living in rural areas. People who live in towns and cities are just as likely to suffer from isolation and feel alone. Read more

Steve - children with disabilities

Getting to the shops for a pint of milk was almost an impossible task for Steve until Michael, his Home-Start volunteer came along. Read more

Zoe - helping young parents

Zoe and her sons were isolated and trapped in their flat. Too many stairs and no lift meant she and her young boys rarely left the house. Read more