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 [email protected].

 

Download our research:

  • 2017 Impact Report, June 2017
    This impact report is based on data collected by local Home-Starts between April 1 2015 and March 31 2016. It shows the difference Home-Start support makes for families, children and the volunteers who give their time to support members of their community.

  • Adroddiad Effaith 2017, June 2017 
    Mae’r adroddiad effaith hwn yn seiliedig ar ddata a gasglwyd gan Home-Start yn lleol rhwng Ebrill1 2015 a Mawrth 21 2016. Mae’n dangos y gwahaniaeth y mae Home-Start yn ei wneud i deuluoedd, plant a’r gwirfoddolwyr sy’n rhoi eu hamser i gefnogi aelodau o’u cymuned.
  • New volunteerism in Scotland with Home-Start, June 2016
    How volunteering produces positive impacts for families, volunteers and local communities in Scotland

  • Big Hopes Big Future - evaluation report, September 2015
    The pilot of our programme to give children the skills they need when they start school.

  • 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.