What we do

Home-Start volunteers provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families with at least one child under the age of seven. By doing so they represent a lifeline for many families when things are difficult.

This support can be enough to prevent things getting worse and so can possibly help avoid family breakdown.

Parents and families come to Home-Start for a variety of reasons.

These include:- Loneliness, disability, ill health, multiple births, isolation, bereavement, post-natal illness, relationship difficulties or struggling with behaviour/routines.

Our service is free and confidential.

How we help

A Home-Start volunteer will visit you regularly (usually once a week for a couple of hours) and offer:-

Please use the referral form to access our service.

Who are the volunteers?

Home-Start volunteers are people from different backgrounds and vary in age, but all have parenting experience.

With thanks to our supporters

The National Lottery Community Fund Spring North Charity Consortium Lancashire Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Garfield Weston Foundation The Eric Wright Charitable Trust Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council BBC Children in Need NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB)