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“I’m so excited to be on the course. Home-start supported me when my 3 year old was diagnosed with Autism. My volunteer helped me so much. I would like to give back to others who need help. I have a lot of experiences and hope to learn more.”

A Home-Start volunteer

Because most parents need a little bit of help sometimes…

For over 25 years, families right across Birmingham have been getting help from their local Home-Start, support which is free and non-judgmental.

Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. Supporting parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. Home- Start’s ethos is that happy parents create happier children.

Many families reach out to Home-Start because they need either practical or emotional support, often it’s a mixture of both.

25% of families refer themselves to Home-Start, we often hear from our families that Home-Start is the most crucial support service involved with their children.

Read some of our family stories here

We support many types of families:

  • Lone parents
  • Married or unmarried couples
  • Grandparents caring for grandchildren
  • Step parents
  • Adoptive parents
  • Families where a parent is in the armed forces
  • Families where a parent is in prison
  • Families where social care or other agencies are involved
  • In any location, or for any gender, ethnicity or asylum/immigration status

To see how Home-Start reaches out to families living in many different communities, watch our film-‘A Journey Together’

The Six Home-Starts across Birmingham are :-