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.