'Charities are charged by the power of volunteers'

This week, we sat down with Peter Grigg, Home-Start UK’s new CEO. We decided to get to know Peter better by talking to him about what drives him to work for families and to join Home-Start UK … Read more

Home-Start co-ordinator recognised in New Year’s Honours

Denyse Walker, Co-ordinator at Home-Start Lakeland in Northern Ireland has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List. Read more

A call to action for families

Home-Start call on new Government to commit to ensuring that all families are supported to give children the best start in life. Because childhood can't wait. Read more

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