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

 

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Because childhood cannot wait

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

Home-Start Southwark
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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

Home-Start Southwark
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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

Home-Start Southwark
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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.

Home-Start Southwark
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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 the Borough of Southwark

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Since 1995

Home-Start Southwark is a local charity which provides friendship and emotional and practical help to parents with at least one child under five years old. We are an independent charity affiliated to Home-Start UK, the country’s leading family support charity, working within the Borough of Southwark.

Our aim is to provide early support to families experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, mental health issues and lack of parenting skills.  We work alongside parents in their homes to help raise their self-confidence and their ability to cope in an increasingly pressured society. Our emphasis is on parents helping parents.

 

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

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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 Southwark

Below here we have the last three news items published by Home-Start Southwark. The latest information is at the top left of the section below, with older information to the right and down the page. 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

Family Summer Events 2021

Family Summer Events 2021

Join us at one of our summer events in July and August summer holidays for fun that the whole family can enjoy! See posters below for details. Please note that you will need to book in advance to secure a place. Contact For more information and to book please contact:...

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100 Holes of Golf in a Day

100 Holes of Golf in a Day

On Monday 21 June, the longest day of the year, Jane Pettit competed 100 holes between sunrise and sunset in aid of Home Start Southwark. We are pleased to announce that Jane’s efforts on Virgin Money Giving raised an astonishing £7000 against a target of £2,500,...

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Volunteer Spotlight | Volunteers Week 2021

Volunteer Spotlight | Volunteers Week 2021

"My name is Judith and l have been volunteering with Homestart for about 13 years now. I am a single mother of 3 adult daughters and 6 grandchildren. During this time, l have enjoyed supporting various families with a range of issues and helping to empower them by the...

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We are proudly supported by

BBC Children in Need
Lottery Funded
Henry Smith Charity
United St Saviour's Charity Southwark