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.

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We’re here for you…

As the Covid crisis continues, many families are finding things tough; financially, emotionally, and socially, with many reaching crisis points, 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, 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

Help us reach our fundraising target…

Our fundraising target for 2022/23 is £200,000, and we need your help to reach it.

You can help in many ways, 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!

Latest news

£10,000 matched funding awarded again to Home-Start from Four Acre Trust

We are absolutely delighted to have again been awarded £10,000 of matched funding from the Four Acre Trust. As we continue to see rises in…

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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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