As one of the UK’s leading family support charities, Home-Start has extensive knowledge of the issues faced by parents and children in the UK. We use our experience supporting families to influence and respond to policy direction in the four nations of the UK as well as British Forces families in Cyprus.
Best Beginnings, Home-Start UK and Parent-Infant Foundation, all leading organisations advocating for parents and babies, commissioned Critical Research to work with them to gain insights into the impact COVID-19 is having on babies and their parents of all backgrounds from across the UK.
As a partnership of children and young people's organisations we are calling for a new vision of childhood to support children, young people and their families to recover from the impact of COVID-19. But recovery must not mean going back to how things were before, with rising child poverty and services at breaking point.
Home-Start believes all our children should be well nourished and protected from poor nutrition.
Our vision is that every baby has loving and nurturing relationships in a society that values emotional wellbeing and development in the first 1001 days, from pregnancy, as the critical foundation for a healthy and fulfilling life.