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 are really sad that due to the current Coronvirus outbreak (COVID-19) and the advice from the UK Government being to avoid all non-essential social contact and travel, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all home visiting and family support group activities with immediate effect.

Our volunteers are continuing to support existing families by phone and video link, where possible and our staff team are working from home to ensure that all the necessary steps are put in place to facilitate the temporary transition to a different type of family support.

Effective Monday 23 March, our office is closed until we are advised otherwise – families can still contact us on: 01763 262262, at admin@hsrsc.org.uk or via our contact form.

Donations and innovative ways to fundraise are especially vital at this time:

  • You can donate here
  • Let your friends & family know about us by social media etc. so they can donate.
  • Contact us with your innovative fundraising ideas
  • And please don’t forget to use Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising when shopping online, naming Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire as your cause.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this very difficult time.

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

Mindfulness course for parents is a great success!

A 6 week course for parents called Nurturing Parents a Mindfulness-based Wellbeing for Parents took place at our Royston Family Support Group over the Autumn…

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Latest blog from Jude Simpson

Read the latest blog post from Jude Simpson, our Poet-in-Residence.

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Snowflake Appeal 2019

Get involved with our Snowflake appeal 2019 and help raise money for Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire. Every Snowflake is entirely unique, just like the…

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Forthcoming events

Ceilidh

Ceilidh postponed Unfortunately, in light of the government raising the risk level of the Coronavirus from ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ and our responsibility to helpers and…

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Claire is running the London Marathon

Our wonderful supporter Claire is running the London Marathon this year to raise money for our local Home-Start: This is her inspiring story: “I am…

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Love your Home-Start

On Friday 14th February we are asking our local community to wear something red, wear a heart or have a dress down day at work…

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