Home-Start UK

Home-Start UK

Another one of the charities I have decided to support and have been personally supporting for about a year now is Home-Start UK. As a single parent to twins, in a city away from my family, I was struggling with adapting to new mum life. My health visitor but in a referral for me to receive support from Home Start and it honestly was one of the highlights of my week. to receive such amazing support from home start and my personal support worker Caroline, really helped me get to grips with being a mum. And in all fairness just having another mum to talk to was invaluable. Many people feel embarrassed to accept help and support, me being one of them. However, the service they provide is not to make you feel inept, but to try and ensure you are given whatever need help and support you need. Below is some information on what Home Start do in the UK.

'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.

Last year Home-Start supported 56,000 children in 27,000 families, in communities across the UK.

How Home-Start can support your family

Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart breaking and over-whelming. Life-changing events can happen to anyone. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times.

Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to help them work alongside you to overcome the challenges you are facing. We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support that you tell us that you need. 

Where Home-Starts work

There are over 180 local, independent Home-Starts working in 71% of local authority areas across the UK.

Across all four nations of the United Kingdom, 13,500 home-visiting volunteers support over 27,000 families and 56,000 children to transform their lives.

Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.

Home-Starts across the UK also support families in groups, hold day trips and Christmas parties and help access local services, as well as lots of other support.


The earliest years make the biggest impact

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.

We feel happy when our dad feels happy.
  • 96% of those facing isolation
  • 94% of those experiencing low self-esteem, and
  • 95% of those coping with mental health issues'

You can find out more information on what Home Start do and how you can get help or support them here

Scents that will be donated to Home-Start UK:

  • Honeysuckle & Sandlewood
  • Aventos for Men
  • Baby Powder
  • Wild Fig & Cassis
  • Fresh Unstoppable
  • La Vie La Belle
  • Siy
  • Unicorn Sparkle
  • Coconut & Waterfall Blooms

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