Working together with families to give young children the opportunity for the best possible start in life.
Being a parent can be lonely and frustrating. All parents struggle at one time or another. For some the challenges can be especially over-whelming. Therefore, we provide practical and emotional support to families with children under the age of 5. We work with families who may be particularly struggling with:
- Poor mental/physical health
- Financial or housing worries
- Post natal depression
Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to work alongside families to give confidential support and friendship.
Read our family stories to see how valuable these friendships can be.
In 2007, Sue Winter established Home-Start Wandsworth. Familiar with the work of Home-Start in other London boroughs she saw the need for family support in Wandsworth.
After bringing up her own adopted children, Sue saw first hand the importance of early intervention in providing strong foundations for children.
Her vision became a reality in 2010 when the charity went ‘live’ and the first 10 volunteers were matched with families.
To see some of our key policies click here.