Mums less lonely thanks to Home-Start

The Government Loneliness Fund has enabled Home-Start to reach over 1000 mothers experiencing loneliness and isolation during lockdown. Read more

We are calling on the government to put children at the heart of the nation's recovery

We need a new vision for childhood and significant investment in their futures post-pandemic. Read more about why we've joined over 140 organisations in a letter to government. Read more

Inequalities Exposed - Home-Start report reveals top three post-pandemic concerns for parents

New Home-Start report 'Home Is Where We Start From' reveals top three post-pandemic concerns for parents. Read more

Home-Start celebrates Volunteers' Week 2021

Our heartfelt thanks to Home-Start volunteers for everything they have achieved during a difficult year. Read more

Home-Start signs letter to Matt Hancock

There is a risk that babies, children and young people will become invisible within Integrated Care Systems. We’re calling on Matt Hancock to put #ChildrenAtTheHeart of the upcoming Health & Care Bill. Read the letter... Read more

NHS England announce new maternal mental health hubs

Home-Start welcomes new hubs but says more must be done to support the mental health of women and families during the perinatal period including more resource for community practitioners and the volunteer workforce. Read more

Home-Start welcomes the Start for Life Review

Home-Start is urging the government to make tangible commitments to parents following the publication of their 'Start for Life' review into the first 1001 days of a child's life. Read more

600,000 babies born in lockdown are overlooked

Home-Start has joined other leading children's charities to appeal to the Government on behalf of the 600,000 babies born in lockdown to extend the COVID catch-up funding to younger children. Matching the amount given per school-aged child would deliver £117m for the babies born since the first lockdown began. #WhatAboutUs Read more

Rapid relief for families hit hard by the pandemic thanks to John Lewis and Waitrose

One year into lockdown, families have been hit hard by the pandemic. Thanks to our ongoing #GiveALittleLove partnership with John Lewis and Waitrose, a rapid Covid relief operation is in place, providing much needed support. Read more