About us

Home-Start Northampton is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age and living in the Borough of Northampton. Volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families, under stress, in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

Our support is informal, friendly and confidential; delivered through carefully selected and prepared volunteers, who are parents themselves.  Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood, and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life, helping them to achieve their full potential.

Through the offer of support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children, Home-Start supports parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links within the local community.