Home Start


Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire

Supporting local families for over 30 years

+44 (0)1763 262262



It was really nice to have someone non-judgmental and confidential to talk to


Home visits

A Home-Start volunteer will visit you in your own home, usually once a week, for a couple of hours.


You decide what you will do together. They will help you with practical tasks, and emotional issues such as:

  • Getting to appointments
  • Establishing routines
  • Managing behaviour
  • Healthy eating and budgeting
  • Accessing benefits, grants and financial support
  • Using local services or specialist support
  • Getting involved with your local community
  • Encouraging play and reading with your children
  • Listening to your worries, concerns and hopes for your family
  • Offering a shoulder to cry on
  • Sharing their own experiences of parenting and family life
  • Being there because they want to be – not because someone has ‘sent’ them
  • Giving you a break
  • Offering advice if you want and ask for it
  • Providing support, friendship and encouragement

Our volunteers are all parents themselves. They are trained and disclosure and barring  checked before being carefully matched with any family.



What families say about HSRSC