Welcome to Family Matters

Amy, a single mum of two boys, has written a welcome to this edition of Family Matters. Here she shares her painful story, with a happy ending thanks to support from Home-Start. Read more

"Home-Start stopped our lives falling apart"

Being furloughed during lockdown affected Sam's mental health but support from Home-Start saved him from reaching crisis point. Read his story. Read more

Lightening the load

Preventing children getting ill from damp washing that simply would not dry during winter gave rise to the life-changing idea of The Laundry Project Read more

A lost year: the impact of the pandemic

Three families supported by Home-Starts around the UK tell us their experiences of the pandemic and how Home-Start is helping them to rebuild what they have lost Read more

Home Is Where We Start From

We reveal the findings of a major report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on families supported by Home-Start. Read more

Our COVID Year

From emergency food supplies to meeting the Duchess of Cambridge, here's a recap of our year in Covid. Read more

A week in the life of a Home-Start volunteer

When Covid-19 struck, Home-Start volunteers had to adapt the way they work with families. Read Susan's account of a typical week helping families during the pandemic. Read more

Lives touched by #GiveALittleLove

The John Lewis 'Give A Little Love' campaign has far exceeded the 'little' in the name. Here's a roundup of how Home-Start families have been helped. Read more

Giving a child the very best start

Every child should be able to start school full of confidence and ready to learn. Our 'Big Hopes Big Future' project helps to ensure that they are. Read more