Research and evaluation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Download our research: New volunteerism in Scotland with Home-Start, June 2016How volunteering produces positive impacts for families, volunteers and local communities in Scotland Big Hopes Big Future - evaluation report, September 2015The pilot of our programme to give children the skills they need when they start school. The Impact of Volunteering on Volunteers, June 2015How volunteering benefits Home-Start volunteers and their communities. Money Talk - Adults’ and children’s views on talking about money, August 2014Adults' and young children's attitudes towards talking about money. Earning Money - Children's aspirations and their views on work and wages, October 2014Parents' and young children's views on work and wages, and aspirations for the children's future careers. 2014 impact report – Welsh, February 2015The impact of nearly 15,000 family support volunteers providing regular, one-to-one support for 29,170 families 2014 impact report – English, February 2015The impact of nearly 15,000 family support volunteers providing regular, one-to-one support for 29,170 families. Building Resilience: volunteer support for families with complex circumstances and needs, November 2013The way volunteers customise their support to families' needs underpins the journey of change the family goes on. Long-term changes in parenting and child behavior after the Home-Start family support program, February 2013Longitudinal research from The Netherlands shows positive impact on parenting outcomes after support had recently ended and positive outcomes for child behaviour and parenting three years after the support had ended. Maximising Income - project summary, September 2011Maximising Income - evaluation report, September 2011The effect of Home-Start volunteers on families' ability to use an online 'checker' to increase their income from benefits and grants. Start Young Get Set For Life, January 2011Behaviour change and life chances in the context of healthy eating – theory, policy and good practice The Early Learning partnership project, November 2008Home-start's approach to creating a learning environment for young families. Learning from families, October 2005Home-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.