Raising young children is not easy and here at Home-Start Cymru we stand beside families in the challenges they face. At the heart of our work is home visiting volunteer support, with our community of trained volunteers and expert staff ensuring families with young children get the support they need at an early point to improve well-being.  

Dedicated volunteers support parents in their own homes, helping them deal with the daily challenges of life and making sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children.  

944

families supported during 2022/23.

2010

children helped.

78

of our families reported an improved child wellbeing

80%

of our families reported an improved parental wellbeing

5000

distributed via cost crisis fund

Get involved with our family support charity

At Home-Start Cymru, there are numerous ways to get involved and contribute to our cause. We believe that everyone can play a part in making a difference. Whether you prefer participating in events, fundraising in your own unique way, leaving a lasting legacy, or giving your time as a volunteer, there’s always an avenue to support our cause.

 

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At Home-Start Cymru, our primary focus is to support families through whatever challenges they may be facing. We understand that every family is unique, and we provide essential support to hundreds of families each year. Our comprehensive range of services aims to make a positive difference in the lives of parents and children across Wales.

Here’s how we support families:

1. 1-1 Home Visiting Support:
Our dedicated volunteers provide crucial one-on-one support to families in the comfort of their own homes. With compassion and empathy, they offer practical assistance, a listening ear, and non-judgmental guidance to help families navigate their individual situations.

2. Peer Support Groups:
We facilitate peer support groups, creating a safe and welcoming environment for parents to connect, share experiences, and receive mutual support. These groups foster a sense of community and allow families to learn from one another’s journeys.

3. Specialised Support Services:
In addition to our core services, Home-Start Cymru offers a wide range of specialised support services tailored to meet specific needs. These services cater to diverse areas, encompassing 18 local authorities across Wales. We strive to address the unique challenges faced by families and provide valuable resources to support their well-being.

Our commitment to supporting families remains unwavering as we continue to expand and enhance our services. We firmly believe that every family deserves access to the assistance they require to thrive and overcome obstacles.

If you know a family in need or if you require our support, please reach out to us at info@homestartcymru.org.uk. Our dedicated team is here to assist you and provide the necessary support or guidance.

Thank you for standing alongside Home-Start Cymru as we work tirelessly to empower families.

Help us support families across Wales

Parental support, which is compassionate, confidential and as individual as you are

Home-Start Cymru volunteers understand how hard it can be to be a parent. They work alongside parents, usually in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children.

Family Testimonials

"Just talking to my volunteer made me come through the other side. I have realised the power of talking."

Supported Parent - Cardiff

"Great support! I felt I could pick up the phone and speak to Home-Start Cymru if I needed to!"

Supported Parent - Bridgend

“It’s been so scary and would have been such a lonely journey had Home-Start Cymru not been right there with me.”

Supported Parent - Powys

"To Home-Start Cymru, thank you for all you have done for us and more can't thank you enough."

Supported Mum - Caerphilly