Here to help

Starting a family can be the most wonderful thing you will ever do, but also the most challenging. Home Start supports families in the York area to help parents give their children the best start in life. Home-Start responds to each family’s individual needs and supports those needs through a home-visiting volunteer supporting them each week for 2-3 hours. Volunteers support parents by doing things together – e.g. going to Parent & Toddler group, playing with the children, going to appointments, finding benefits advice, etc. – and with this comes lots of listening and encouragement. Slowly getting to know each other and having a laugh together is sometimes enough to turn a bad day into a great week.