Our own research and data:

We review our new projects and how we help parents and children to make sure we meet the needs of our families and volunteers.

We also use our data to inform current debates on family life – ranging from benefits changes and cuts in funding of local services to the changing face of volunteering and how to best support volunteers.

Your research:

We have a research governance committee which rigorously reviews all requests to contact our families, volunteers and staff. We remain committed to being transparent to both our families and our funders.  If you would like to propose a research project, please email Elizabeth Young, Director Strategic Development, at eyoung@home-start.org.uk.


Download our research:

  • Start Young Get Set For Life, January 2011
    Behaviour change and life chances in the context of healthy eating – theory, policy and good practice
  • Learning from families, October 2005
    Home-Start plays a pivotal role in preventing problems that socially excluded families face by helping parents cope, and reducing the impact of their difficulties.

  • Armbands in Deep Water, June 2005.
    A summary of research into Home-Start's home-visiting volunteers.