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

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Because childhood can't wait

The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so that no child's future is limited

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How we work with you

Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support, without judgement

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Why Volunteer

Home-Start's team of trained volunteers make sure a child's early years count. By volunteering a few hours each week, you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in the community

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Volunteering

Volunteers are central to the work of Home-Start. They provide invaluable friendship, emotional and practical support to parents in need.

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About Us

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can't wait

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The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so that no child's future is limited.

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How we work with you

Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support

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Making a difference in Crawley, Horsham & Mid Sussex

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Period: 2022 – 2023

Welcome to Home-Start Crawley, Horsham & Mid Sussex

We are a local independent charity offering friendship, advice and practical support to families who live in Crawley, Horsham & Mid Sussex area. We help parents, with a child under 5, discover or rediscover the joy of parenting. We are self funded and governed but work in partnership with Home-Start UK.

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

At the heart of Home-Start Crawley, Horsham & Mid Sussex’s work is home visiting volunteer support.

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

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.

Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news page

Get Support

We work with you to build on your strength and give you the support you tell us you need.

Ways to Volunteer

By volunteering a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in the community.

Why fundraise for us?

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

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Latest News from Home-Start Crawley, Horsham & Mid Sussex

Below here we have the last three news items published by Home-Start Crawley, Horsham & Mid Sussex . To open an item, click on the title, image (if one is present), or the read more link.

To see all of the news go to this page: News

CHAMS Fashion Show

CHAMS Fashion Show

Join us for a fun evening and help us raise funds by purchasing beautiful high street clothes at least 50% cheaper than in store rrp price. Tickets can be purchase via HERE Join us for a fun evening raising funds for Home-Start CHAMS helping us to support families...

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Trustee Recruitment

Trustee Recruitment

We are looking for Trustees What type of leader are you? Do you have digital PR and marketing experience or Early Years’ experience? Do you have some time to help a local charity make a real difference to families in need, by becoming a trustee? The Organisation...

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Christmas Appeal 2023

Christmas Appeal 2023

“Let’s make our local families sparkle this Christmas. Keep the magic alive by supporting our appeal!” Help us to support local families in need this Christmas - your vital support will make a real difference to local families who are experiencing difficulties. Ways...

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Volunteers Needed for 2024

Volunteers Needed for 2024

Have you ever thought about the benefits of volunteering? Volunteers needed!   We are currently recruiting for Home Visiting Volunteers for our January Prep course – spaces are limited. To apply, please send us a completed Volunteer Application Form as soon as...

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Home-Start CHAMS

Home-Start schemes are rooted in the community they serve. We are managed locally but are supported by a national organisation, Home-Start UK, which offers direction, training, information and guidance to schemes and ensures consistent and quality support for parents and children. Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.
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Home-Start CHAMS8 months ago
Some of our supported families recently had a day out to the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, funded by the Anne Bickmore Children's Fund

Thank you very much for this nice treat!
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Home-Start CHAMS
Home-Start CHAMS8 months ago
You could raise BIG donations for Home-Start Crawley, Horsham & Mid-Sussex when you use #easyfundraising for all your back-to-school essentials. Apple, George, Tu Clothing and more will donate for FREE! Sign up here:

https://join.easyfundraising.org.uk/homestartchams/qgvy56/sr/yrJjdbBK/SE748/facebook/
Home-Start CHAMS
Home-Start CHAMS8 months ago
The sunshine doesn't seem to be making much of an appearance this Summer does it?

Entertain your little treasures with an indoor treasure hunt! Bring adventure into the home using rhyming clues to ignite a child’s imagination and to add a little extra fun.

Here’s some examples of clues to get you started…

🔎 “I have four legs, but no feet. I come in useful when it's time to eat” (Table)

🔎Turn me on and I'll show you light. I stand alone and I'm mostly on at night. (Lamp)

#PlayingOnAShoestring #PlayDay #MakingEverdayAnAdventure #HomeStartCHAMS
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Home-Start CHAMS8 months ago
Crawley
25 for 25 Challenge

To celebrate 25 years of Home-Start CHAMS, we are launching our “25 challenge” - asking our supporters to kindly raise £25 through a fundraising activity of your choosing.

Could it be;
*A sponsored walk / run?
*A cake sale?
*A fun activity with your friends?
*A one off donation of £25?
*Setting up a monthly direct debit for £2 for one year?
*Other ideas may include: Bake 25 cakes to sell, read 25 books, walk 25k, swim 25 lengths, 25 skips, 25 press ups – the possibilities are endless.

We would really appreciate it if 100 people would take on our 25 for 25 challenge in our aid to celebrate this milestone!

Home-Start CHAMS stands alongside families to offer compassionate, non-judgemental support on a wide range of issues including postnatal depression, bereavement, multiple births, loneliness, coping with a disabled child or parent, preventing family crisis and breakdown, so that the children won’t suffer.
Supporting thousands of families across Crawley, Horsham & Mid-Sussex since 1998!

To find out more, or to donate, please visit: https://homestartchams.org.uk/25for25/

#Crawley #horsham #MidSussex #HomeStartCHAMS #fundraising
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Home-Start CHAMS9 months ago
Crawley
Complete the sentence in comments below... What memories do you want your kids to have from this summer?
We'll start...
💜 lazy days
💜 rediscovering old toys
💜 family laughter

Your turn...

#HomeStartCHAMS
Home-Start CHAMS
Home-Start CHAMS9 months ago
Another great series of events happening throughout the Summer at John Lewis Horsham

 

We are proudly supported by

Supported by

Children in Need
Crawley Borough Council
Horsham District Council
Sussex Community Foundation
Sussex Community Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation