A local network of trained volunteers & expert support helping families with young children
Home-Start works with families in communities right across the UK. Starting in the home, our approach is as individual as the people we're helping. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support.Across West Berkshire every year, 45 home-visiting volunteers support over 150 families and 350 children to transform their lives.Why the community needs us
The earliest years make the biggest impact: Home-Start makes sure those years count so that no child's future is limited.Children who are raised in a stable, loving, family environment are more likely to have a positive and healthy future.Home-Start works because our volunteers are parents. They understand how hard it can be. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life.Our impact on the community
Home-Start is committed to providing real evidence of the difference our volunteers' support makes for families, which is why we measure the issues faced by families, and the changes to their situation.Our support means: 91% of parents seeing improvements in their emotional health and well being, 94% of parents feeling less isolated, 94% seeing improvements in their children's behaviour and development, and 91% feel more able to manage to manage the household budget.
Organised & empathetic people with parenting experience to support families in need.