About Us

We support local families with children aged 9 and under through tough times – providing highly-trained volunteers and expert free, confidential support for parents when they need us the most by helping them to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Family Group Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to sign up for our next Family Group Volunteer training on 12th September 2022. If you are a mum, dad, grandparent or carer with a few hours a week to spare – get in touch today!

Amazon Prime Day

It’s Amazon Prime Day on 12th/13th July, and while you’re shopping online why not sign up to AmazonSmile (works with your existing Amazon/Amazon Prime account) and raise money for Home-Start for free!

Family Matters Magazine

Sign up to  receive a FREE postal copy of Family Matters, Home-Start’s biannual supporter magazine.

We’re here for you…

As the Covid crisis continues, many families are finding things tough; financially, emotionally, and 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 2022/23 is £200,000, 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

How Home-Start can help your family

As parents ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to ask for help from outside when challenges overcome family life. Being a parent has…

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A Thank You event to celebrate our wonderful volunteers

On Tuesday 7th June, we gathered together at the Pavilion Barkway to celebrate and say thank you to the wonderful volunteers that undoubtedly are the…

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Helping to make a difference that lasts

Our Blog this week is written by one of our incredible members of staff who talks about the difference Home-Start makes to the families we…

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