Coping with multiple births, several children under five, or bringing up a lot of children in a high rise flat with no lift? You'll need more than an extra pair of hands.

Our volunteers provide just that: for the mum who struggles to get a pushchair and her toddlers down three flights of stairs to the parents of triplets who need a volunteer to help get the whole family to the park or to do the food shopping, Home-Start provides tailor-made help to give your children the best possible start in life.

"With twins you just need about ten pairs of hands.  And then I got postnatal depression", says Emma.  This is her family's story:

Other stories like this:

Kris: "I had five children under five.  It was tiring and hard.  Carrying two children at a time was normal"

To find out if Home-Start has a volunteer available to help you, contact your local Home-Start.

Also, look at our how we help and common questions pages for more information.