Home Start


Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire

Supporting local families for over 30 years

+44 (0)1763 262262



The UK’s leading family support organisation


Home-Start UK

The National organisation was started in Leicester by Margaret Harrison in the 1970’s when she realised so many families were missing the vital family support that had been available in a former, less mobile, society.


Formerly a young mother facing trials and difficulties and lacking parenting experience, was able to call on a mother, aunt or older sibling close by for help and support.


Modern society sees young parents often miles away from family and friends.  Alone, they were facing the difficulties of post-natal depression, multiple births, children with special needs, dysfunctional or bereaved family life.


Find out more about the history and structure of the organisation on the Home-Start UK website.



I very much believe in the work of Home-Start within our local community and have seen at first hand the invaluable help and non threatening support that volunteers give to parents and their young children by becoming their friend and mentor whilst they are working alongside them.


Lindsay Davidson, Mayor of Royston 2012/13