Royston, Buntingford & South Cambridgeshire

About Us

We support local families with children aged 9 and under through tough times – providing highly-trained volunteers and expert support for parents when they need us the most.

Get Support

Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Our volunteers work alongside families to provide free practical and emotional support, which is compassionate, non-judgemental and confidential.

Volunteer

Find out how you can make a real difference to a local family for just two to three hours a week.

Fundraise

Have fun fundraising for us: Attend our fundraising events, organise a small event of your own, take on a fundraising challenge or join our Fundraising Events Team!

Donate

How your donation will support our vital work.

We’re here for you…

As the Covid crisis continues, many families are finding things tough; financially, emotionally, socially, with many reaching crisis point having never felt so isolated.

Our Volunteers can offer you weekly contact that is confidential, free and just for you.

You don’t need to be referred by another professional, you can contact us today to talk about support, with no obligation to take it on. Sometimes, a friendly chat can make all the difference.

We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

Home-start Royston and South Cambridgeshire mapAs we all know, being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart-breaking and overwhelming and life-changing events can happen to anyone.

Our charity has successfully supported local families since 1983 – working alongside parents through all kinds of tough times, such as:

Mental Ill health and post-natal depression, isolation, physical disability and illness, the end of a relationship, multiple-aged children and bereavement.

We offer:

  • Weekly home-visiting, which is free, non-judgemental, compassionate and confidential
  • Two family support groups in Royston and Buntingford
  • Expert guidance to other support services and resources

Affiliated to Home-Start UK

Latest news

Local celebrations for Love your Home-Start day

So far, 2021 has been a pretty strange year: home-schooling, home-working, still no contact with friends and family, and planning for in-person events continues to…

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Navigating the Motherhood Maze: Chaos Tag

Our children bring us so much joy. And yet often, in this world of social media; Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, it’s easy to measure yourself up…

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Play the East Herts Lottery and support local families

If there’s one thing that the last year has shown us, it’s how we pull together as a community to support each other. There have…

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Forthcoming events

EVENT: Tea Tasting Experience

At Home with Home-Start: Tea Tasting Experience in partnership with teapigs Friday 19th February (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm) & Saturday 20th February 2021 (1:00…

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EVENT: Lush Party

At Home with Home-Start: Lush Party in partnership with Lush UK (Cambridge) When: Saturday, 12th December 2020 (08:00 pm – 10:30 pm GMT) Christmas is…

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EVENT: Home-Start Living Advent Calendars

Home-Start Living Advent Calendars – Creating 24 days of wonder Starts on Tuesday, 1st December 2020 BST This year, our usual Christmas activities look less…

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