Could You Be A Home-Start Volunteer?

Local charity needs help for families in crisis


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Home-Start Hounslow

Calling all Hounslow borough residents with parenting experience and a couple of spare hours a week: local families need you!

Home-Start Hounslow is a local charity that offers an outreach service through volunteers giving regular support, friendship and practical help to families who are under stress in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

Our volunteers are trained to support local families facing a variety of difficulties, including loneliness and isolation, ill health, post-natal depression, disabilities, bereavement, lone-parenting and coping with several pre-school children.

Home-Start volunteers are all ages and from all walks of life, all we ask is that you have parenting experience, that you attend our preparation course and you can spare two or three hours a week to visit someone.

The next preparation course in October 2016 will take place in Hounslow:

  • Every Friday  9.45am – 2.45pm, from 3rd October  to 7th   November 2016

If you are interested in helping local families in need, either as a home-visiting volunteer or any other capacity, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact Margaret O’Connor on 020 8577 9552, or email

Regional schemes, including Home-Start Hounslow, recruit and train volunteers to support parents in their own homes who have at least one child under the age of five. Our home visiting work is unique in the UK. The charity was set up in 1973 and now has 336 Home-Starts supporting nearly 34,000 families and over 76,000 children each year. Almost 16,000 volunteers visit families in their own homes – parents supporting other parents in a variety of situations including isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness or disability.

September 21, 2016

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