Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so that no child's future is limited. And you help us do that. 

The need for our work is acute and growing. Children whose parents are struggling to cope can miss out on the routine and support that are vital for their future.

By supporting Home-Start, you are helping us change the lives of children across the UK. 

Volunteering at the heart of Home-Start

At the heart of each Home-Start’s work is home visiting volunteer support.

Across all four nations of the United Kingdom, 13,500 home-visiting volunteers support over 27,000 families and 56,000 children to transform their lives.

Home-Start works because our volunteers understand how hard it can be. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children.

Find out how you can volunteer for Home-Start