Many of the families that Home Start supports rely on groups and activities outside of the home as well as schools and nurseries.

Now that they are spending more time at home they need different forms of outreach and support for them and their babies and young children.

Home Start supports families at the most important stage of life for their children, from birth up to the age of 5 years old. This is where the foundations are laid for physical and mental health and parents benefit so much from community and support as they navigate raising their children.

Now more than ever parents need to support each other in any way we can- I will be running (!) 26 miles with my children aged 9 and 7.

Dorelia Baird-Smith