Home Start

Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK.

Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

More than 2,000 families, which include around 4,000 children, are being supported by over 1,000 volunteers in 32 local Home-Starts in Scotland.

Home-Start delivers the Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach and is ideally placed to help the Scottish Government and others build stronger communities and brighter futures for all Scotland's children. Home-Start knows that well-trained volunteers complement the early years workforce, significantly contributing to the support families receive and enabling them to access services when they are most needed.

Home-Start was founded in 1973. The first Home-Start in Scotland started work in Perth in 1984.

Find out more about Home Start here.

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