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Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support. We help families with children under five with practical and confidential support.

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Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start is there for families when they need it the most, because childhood can't wait.

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The earliest years make a big difference. Home-Start helps to make those years count, so no child's future is limited.

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We’re there for when parents need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

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Welcome to Home-Start Cambridgeshire

Home-Start is one of the UK’s leading family support charities, a voluntary organisation offering support to families who have at least one child under five when family life becomes difficult. All round the country local schemes recruit and train volunteers to support local families with young children at home.

Our service supports families, through weekly volunteer home visits, to deal with diverse concerns such as parental mental health issues, isolation, postnatal illness, disability, bereavement, multiple births and parenting skills. We also support families in a group setting currently in Chesterton, Trumpington and Wisbech.

Our trained volunteers provide tailored practical and emotional support to help parents and children build confidence, independence, resilience and community connections.

This early intervention service offers a gateway to many other community services and we work in partnership with them to improve the life chances of our families and young children.

Home-Start Cambridgeshire’s aim is to give every child the best possible start in life. The ethos of the charity can best be described as ‘One parent helping another parent through a difficult time’.

Welcome to Home-Start Cambridgeshire

Home-Start Cambridgeshire’s aim is to give every child the best possible start in life. The ethos of the charity can best be described as ‘One parent helping another parent through a difficult time’.

Home-Start is one of the UK’s leading family support charities, a voluntary organisation offering support to families who have at least one child under five when family life becomes difficult. All round the country local schemes recruit and train volunteers to support local families with young children at home.

Our service supports families, through weekly volunteer home visits, to deal with diverse concerns such as parental mental health issues, isolation, postnatal illness, disability, bereavement, multiple births and parenting skills. We also support families in a group setting currently in Chesterton, Cambridge and Wisbech.

Our trained volunteers provide tailored practical and emotional support to help parents and children build confidence, independence, resilience and community connections.

This early intervention service offers a gateway to many other community services and we work in partnership with them to improve the life chances of our families and young children.

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We are recruiting

Family Support Co-ordinator We are recruiting a part-time Family Support Co-ordinator to work mainly with families in Huntingdonshire.  The...

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A child’s earliest years are the most important. Home-Start wants to make sure those yeras count. Can you help us?

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