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YEK fundraising for Home Start Charity

Home-Start is a national family support charity that helps parents to build better lives for their children. Our volunteers provide support and friendship to more than 29,170 families every year.

We have more than 288 local Home-Starts. We work in communities across the UK and with families on British Forces bases in Germany and Cyprus.

What we do
Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. The benefits of our support include improved health and well being and better family relationships.

We provide one-to-one support for parents
Our volunteers visit the family’s home for a couple of hours every week. They tailor-make their support to the needs of the parents and children. Volunteers are very committed and will keep visiting until the youngest child turns five or starts school, or until the parents feel they can stand on their own two feet. Parents and volunteers often develop a deeply trusting relationship which can lead to powerful change within the family.

We also run family groups and social events for families.

Home Start Core services leaflet

Home Start volunteers leaflet