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 some fun while fundraising for us. You could 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.

Help us reach our fundraising target…

Our fundraising target for 2021/22 is £185,000 and we need your help to reach it.

There are many ways in which you can help, from simply making a donation to organising a fundraising event, or perhaps you would like to take on a personal challenge.

Visit our “What can I do to help?” page to find out more!

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, heartbreaking 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

Home-Start parents make the most of wellbeing training

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How to safeguard your family’s future

We are so lucky to have a wealth of experience across our Board of Trustees. Their knowledge helps our scheme continue to move forward, grow…

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Home-Start support helped this new mum through the pandemic

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