Welcome to Home-Start Herefordshire

Currently all staff are working from home.

Staff and volunteers will still be continuing to support families via phone, text and email and if anyone has any queries please leave a message on our office number  Tel 01432 371212.  We will be regularly picking up these messages. People can also email us at   homestart.hereford@virgin.net    Again, we will be picking up these messages.

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Home-Start Herefordshire is an independent charity which offers support, friendship and practical help to families who are experiencing stress and finding it hard to cope and have at least
one child between 0-19.

 Home-Start Herefordshire offers a unique service.  We recruit and train volunteers to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support.

What do we do?

A local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. There for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

Why do we do it?

The earliest years make the biggest impact: Home-Start make sure those years count so that no child’s future is limited.

How do we do it?

No judgement, just compassionate, confidential help and expert support. Starting in the home, our approach is as individual as the people we’re helping. Sharing local expertise to drive national and regional change.

The issue

A child’s earliest years are irreplaceable. Without a stable, loving and nurturing environment, a very young child will not develop the vital foundations they need. They will not develop the skills that help with everything from their behaviour, their ability to learn, their confidence or even the some of the most basic things, like being able to go to the toilet by themselves. Once the chance is missed, making up lost ground in later life is difficult, expensive and often just doesn’t happen. Local authorities are so overstretched and funding is sparse across the UK. The lost lives of opportunity are a national failing. A child’s future shouldn’t be blighted before it’s even started