We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

Because childhood cannot wait

The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so that no child's future is limited

Home-Start Southwark
How we work with you

Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support

Home-Start Southwark
Why Volunteer

Home-Start's team of trained volunteers make sure a child's early years count. By volunteering a few hours each week, you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in the community

Home-Start Southwark
Volunteering

Volunteers are central to the work of Home-Start. They provide invaluable friendship, emotional and practical support to parents in need.

Home-Start Southwark
About Us

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can't wait

Home-Start Southwark

The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so that no child's future is limited.

Home-Start Southwark
How we work with you

Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start volunteers work alongside families to give compassionate and confidential support

Home-Start Southwark
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Making a difference in North Down

Number of Children Supported

Number of Families Supported

Volunteers Supporting Families

Number of Children Supported

Number of Families Supported

Volunteers Supporting Families

Period: 2017-2018

Home-Start North Down provides a service to North Down, including Bangor, Conlig, Donaghadee and Holywood in Northern Ireland.

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also coping with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births. That’s when parents need support.

That’s when Home-Start North Down can help. A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience, can visit regularly and offer emotional and practical support. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

Please take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity.

Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news and events page

Get Support

We work with you to build on your strength and give you the support you tell us you need.

Ways to Volunteer

By volunteering a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in the community.

Why fundraise for us?

A child’s earliest years are the most important. Home-Start wants to make sure those years count. Can you help us?

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Latest News from Home-Start North Down

Below here we have the last three news items published by Home-Start North Down. The latest information is at the top left of the section below, with older information to the right and down the page. To open an item, click on the title, image (if one is present), or the read more link.

To see ALL of the NEWS go to this page: News and Events

Impact Report 2018/19

In 2018/19 210 children were supported by the range of services provided by us. 99 families received support. 39% of adults reported mental health issues. 571 visits to families in their own home were made by our trained volunteers and our family support worker. 99.2% of families either partially or completely attained the outcomes that had been identified for them through our support.

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Home-Start North Down is 30!

Would you like to contribute to our work for local families? £30 per month would support a family with a home visitor Could you help us support 30 new families? Please speak to Louise to sign up. Call us on 07751 578867 Home-Start North Down is a...

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