Tears before test time

Shelagh Young, Director of Home-Start UK in Scotland, reflects on the challenges parents face in deciding what is best for their children, and why we are putting our focus on children learning through play.Read more

Enabling mums to build a strong and nurturing community

Home-Start Perth is playing a key role in ensuring more babies are breastfed for longer with Breast Buddies, a peer support programme.Read more

Families first – however they are created

Alan Webb, Chair of Home-Start Glasgow North, explains the new connections this Home-Start is making to help them get it right for every child in any family.Read more

Everyone needs a friend

Helen-Jane has just completed the Home-Start Volunteer Training Course and blogs for us during Volunteers WeekRead more

Poverty, attainment and the home learning environment

When the Education and Skills Committee launched an inquiry into attainment and achievement in school-age children experiencing poverty we said: It’s not all about school.Read more

How can we better support bereaved fathers?

An astonishing number of men under the age of 65 experience the death of a life partner in Scotland every year. Many of these are fathers and some still have dependent children.Read more

Child Poverty Targets – a hit or a miss?

How optimistic should we be about reversing the increase in child poverty in Scotland? Jenny Duncan from Child Poverty Action Group describes the challenge as “difficult but not impossible”.Read more

Help the families you work with save money and stay warm

Scotland’s poorest families really can make a difference to their heating bills with some extra advice and support. Mark Macleod explains how.Read more

Time Together: How connecting is the key to family well-being

When it comes to our mental health and wellbeing, families have a huge role to play. There’s lots of things families can do together to look after their wellbeing.Read more

Five ways to make 2018 the best year to grow up in

Home-Start UK's Scotland director, Shelagh Young, sets out her five ways to make 2018 the best year to grow up in.Read more