Home Start


Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire

Supporting local families for over 30 years

+44 (0)1763 262262



With the family’s agreement, anyone can make a referral



Anyone can make a referral to Home-Start, having first obtained the permission of the family.


Support is free, confidential and non-judgmental


We help families with young children through a combination of home visiting support, group support and social events and activities. We carefully match the needs of the family with trained volunteers who provide emotional and practical support. Home visiting volunteers call by every week, for a couple of hours, for as long as the family and Home-Start judge they need support.


Home-Start accepts referrals from:

  • Families themselves 
  • Health visitors
  • GPs and midwives
  • Professionals in social care and child care
  • Professionals in mental health, education, early years and probation
  • Schools and Pre-schools

Home-Start will:

  • Set up an initial visit with the family to discuss their needs
  • Carefully match the skills and experiences of a volunteer to the needs of the family
  • Introduce the volunteer to the family
  • Ensure that friendship and practical help are tailored to the needs of the family
  • Let the referrer know when Home-Start support starts and ends
  • Keep the referrer informed about progress
  • Monitor and assess their support due

Referrers should:

  • Discuss Home-Start with the family – they must agree to receive support
  • Contact HSRSC on tel 01763 262262, email admin@hsrsc.org.uk

What Home-Start gives to families is time that professionals would like to give ... but they just can’t.


Home-Start is very flexible, very versatile and comes through quickly with the right volunteer.


Local Authority Referrer