Confidential support and friendship
for local families
Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young.
There is no rule book for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times. But if you can get the support you need when you need it, then day-to-day family life and your children's future can be so much brighter.
Home-Start is here to help you and your family.
If you have at least one child under five Home-Start can help. All volunteers are parents themselves or have parenting experience, - they know what you are going through.
A fully trained parent volunteer (all are police checked), who has been carefully matched with you, will visit you in your home, usually once a week, and you decide what you do together - whether you need to talk, a shoulder to cry on, someone to play with or read to your children, support to make or keep medical appointments or to find out what else is available to you locally.
Home-Start's help is free and confidential - all you have to do is ask for help.
Everyone needs a little help sometimes
If you need support, would like to be a volunteer or become a Friend or simply more information about Home-Start,
please go to their website
or phone Jane or Hayley on
Home-Start - Guernsey
Home-Start is a great charity to have in Guernsey. The wonderful volunteers visit families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance. I wish it had been around when I had...
As a Trustee for Home-Start and being involved from its set up in Guernsey 2 years ago, we have supported over 45 families. It is a joy to be involved in something that puts the smile back in peoples lives.
Home- Start is a great organisation offering real support to families who are going through difficulties.