Home-Start Winchester and Districts is a local charity which provides friendship and emotional and practical help to parents with at least one child under five years old.
We are an independent charity affiliated to Home-Start UK, the country's leading family support charity, working within a twelve mile radius of Winchester. Our volunteers are all parents and are trained, supported and supervised to Home-Start UK standards.
Our aim is to provide early support to families which are experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, mental health issues and lack of parenting skills. We work alongside parents in their homes to help raise their self-confidence and their ability to cope in an increasingly pressured society. Our emphasis is on parents helping parents.
Throughout our district there are families struggling to cope. By working together Home-Start can help them to change their lives and give their children a better future. Find out more about who we support.
We support over 55 families a year through a volunteer home-visiting service, family groups and activities. Find out more about our family support service.
Volunteer: Every year our volunteers, who all live in the local community, offer their time and experience to give support to vulnerable families.
Donate: Our services are free and rely on support from local authorities, charitable trusts, individual donations and proceeds from fund-raising activities and sponsorship.