Welcome to Home-Start Leeds

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Parents helping parents give their children the best start in life.

At Home-Start, we know that being a parent isn't always easy and that life can bring stress and challenges that get in the way of an enjoyable family time.

To help parents give their children the best start we offer a unique confidential family support service. 

We recruit volunteers from all communities and backgrounds in the city to visit families at home during a time in which the family is experiencing difficulties. They offer parents their time and support to help them grow in confidence and increase their ability to cope and build better lives for their children and themselves.

Our volunteers are very carefully recruited and are all people who understand the demands of being a parent and bring care, kindness and understanding to their role.

The Home-Start approach has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and well-being of the family.

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Can you volunteer with us and help make a difference to children's lives?

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Can you help by donating to us or can you hold a fundraising event for us?

New Preparation Course Starting Soon

Hello Everyone

We have now started getting ready for our next Preparation course to begin on Tuesday 5th March 2019 from 10am.

*Preparation Courses run for 15 weeks once a week for a three hour session. The first two sessions of every preparation course are mandatory for every volunteer.

The last Preparation Course ran smoothly and from it, 11 new volunteers became a part of Home-Start Leeds.

Here is what they had to say;

Office move

On a very sunny Saturday in August and with the help of some ‘strong’ friends, we moved into our lovely new office at Mabgate.

Whilst it is very sad to see Oxford Place close after so many years supporting our most vulnerable in the city, we look forward to many happy years in our new home.

Thank you

We have received a generous donation of £750 from SLR Consulting, the employers of Vicki, a mum supported by our volunteer Jan when she had her baby triplets. The three girls are now energetic 4 year olds and starting school in September. Many thanks to Vicki for nominating us for this donation.