Home-Start depends heavily on donations from people like you to fund our work with parents and children.
Everyone needs help at some time in their life… please help us to make a difference to a child’s life today.
I could not have managed without Home-Start’s help and support. Thank you so much. Words cannot express my gratitude.
Why fundraise for us?
The emotional, physical and psychological cost for children experiencing tragedy, hardship and neglect is immense and can last a life-time.
The need for our work is acute and growing. In the UK right now:
- 6 million children live in severe poverty
- 93,000 children live in care – an increase of 10,000 in 10 years
- 2 million children are regular witnesses to severe forms of domestic violence
We want to see a society in which every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.
We believe that the best possible start in life for a child begins at home with their family. A nurturing, loving, stable family and home environment strongly determines a child’s future life chances.
Each year we have to turn away local parents and children because we don’t have the funds to help them all. When children face severe illness, or disability, when their mother has postnatal depression, when their father loses a job and spirals into debt and mental ill health or alcohol abuse, when they are in shocking housing or their family is threatened with losing their home… our volunteers want to be there for them – to help them and their whole family until they can cope again. We want to reach each child in their vital early years so they can have the best possible start in life. Very often we are the last chance they have.