Home Start UK

Get Involved

Support us - be a Sponsor

  • We try to provide a summer outing and Christmas party for the Home-Start families.  We would welcome your donations of gifts.
  • We send regular newsletters to volunteers and the Trustee Board and produce an Annual Report each year describing our work and achievements of the previous year - perhaps your company would sponsor the printing costs of one of these.
  • Hold an event and raise some funds for us - we’d be very pleased to make an appearance and talk about the work of Home-Start if you’d like us to.

“Research into Home-Start and other home visiting schemes confirms that they produce benefits for parents and children.  Home-Start raises
self-confidence, improves social networks, reduces difficult behaviour on the part of the child and improves physical and mental health.”
Government Green Paper ‘Every Child Matters 2004.

Some people have a family everyday. I have a family for three hours a week and it’s Home-Start. My three hours are very special, without Home-Start there may have been a tragic ending but now I can say I could not have achieved being the wonderful dad I am now without the support of Home-Start. What did Home-Start do for me? They never looked at me and said “sorry you don’t fit into this box.”
A dad 2008.

‘From my work as a Home-Start volunteer I now recognise that there is a need for support in families whilst the children are very small. I for one thought that problems with children grew as they grew older and particularly in their teens but that is not so.  When mum is still a teenager herself or feeling absolutely depressed, support and help to make her bond with her children and to nurture them when they are very young, is essential.’
Volunteer 2005.



Support us - become a volunteer

To attend our next course of preparation return the application form below in the volunteer pack.

pdficonVolunteer Pack pdficonFamily Leaflet pdficonAnnual Report