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.
families supported during 2022/23.
of our families reported an improved child wellbeing
of our families reported an improved parental wellbeing
distributed via cost crisis fund
We’re here to support families, with whatever they’re going through. We provide vital support to thousands of families every year through 1-1 home visiting support, and peer support groups and through our wide range of specialised support services in areas across 18 local authorities in 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.
"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