Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential. To Home-Start every family is special and we respond to each family’s needs through a combination of home-visiting support, group work and social events. Home-Start Schemes are rooted in the communities they serve.

Home-Start Teignbridge has been supporting local families since 1989. Trained volunteers visit families with young children, for a few hours every week, providing practical and emotional support. Family support is needed for a variety of reasons including; illness, disability, loneliness, multiple births and post-natal illness, which can have impacts on the whole family, especially the young children in their formative years of development.

Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and on the health and welfare of the family.

Our Volunteers attend an initial course of preparation consisting of 10 sessions, before visiting a family at home. Later some of our volunteers then go on to work with children or in the Social Care sector. If you would like to volunteer and make a difference to local families please contact us.