Home-Start Hillingdon is a charity that has been supporting families in the borough of Hillingdon since 1999, befriending and supporting families parent to parent Ė with the gifts of time, shared experience, dignity and mutual respect. This has been possible through long term funding support from the local authority.
Home-Start Hillingdon is a voluntary organisation that supports families, with at least one child under 5, by offering friendship and practical help at times of need. Being a parent, whatever your circumstances isnít always easy. In an ideal world family and friends would support those parents who, for a variety of reasons, may be finding it difficult to cope. Unfortunately life isnít ideal and more families than ever need our help now. Many factors can affect the quality of family life including poverty, isolation, relationship breakdown, as well as ill health or multiple births. The pressure of coping with these issues can prevent even the most committed and loving of parents from giving their children the start in life they deserve. Thatís where Home-Start comes in, recruiting and training volunteers who visit and support families in their own homes by offering parent-to-parent support.