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Managing Services during the pandemic

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

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Give a Little Love

Home-Start's partnership between FareShare, John Lewis & Waitrose aims to create an outpouring of kindness to help Britain's struggling families

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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

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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

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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

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Volunteering

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

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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

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

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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

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Making a difference in Bristol

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Period: 2019 – 2021

Welcome to Home-Start Bristol

Home-Start Bristol offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who are going through a challenging time and have at least one child under the age of five.

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be difficult, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have don’t have the support of family and friends when they need it most. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also trying to cope with issues such as post-natal depression, illness or disability, isolation or multiple birth.

 

That’s when parents need support. That’s when Home-Start Bristol can help.

Our trained and carefully selected volunteers are all parents themselves and understand the challenges families may be facing. They regularly visit families outside or in their own home, offering emotional and practical support to help families through difficult times. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

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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Featured News from Home-Start Bristol

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

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Summer activity packs

Today saw another successful delivery out to families, this time it was packs of holiday/picnic activities and resources. Our volunteers were amazing as always ... especially in the heat! They made deliveries across Bristol and...

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