Home-Start is committed to providing real evidence of the difference our volunteers' support makes for families.

We capture a wide range of data on the needs of families we support and on the journeys of change that families make during the period of support from a Home-Start volunteer.

In 2013 we also released the findings from an intensive two-year study conducted by the University of South Wales which measured the impact of the support given to 33,925 families and 76,031 children: Building resilience: volunteer support for families with complex circumstances and needs.

The study provides quantifiable evidence of the effective contribution that volunteer-based family support makes to parent and child outcomes, including among families with complex and multi-faceted needs.

Read the executive summary of our Building Resilience report

Read the full Building Resilience report