Reflecting modern Scotland

Home-Start is responding to the changing and diverse needs of families.Read more

LENA HOME - Developing children's language

The number of words children hear in their very first days, months and years has a huge impact on their development.Read more

Big Hopes Big Future

Big Hopes Big Future is a national programme to help children make the most of their start in early years education.Read more

Our work in Scotland

Across Scotland families work with volunteers in many ways. Find out more about the different ways families work with us.Read more

Our corporate partners

Home-Start UK is proud to receive the support of companies from across the UK. Thank you to every company that is helping Home-Start to work with families, changing lives right across the country.Read more

Home-Start podcast

Listen to stories from families, parents, volunteers and partners about Home-Start and the work we do around the country.Read more

Home-Start East Highland (Inverness office)

Home-Start East Highland's Inverness office contact detailsRead more

Our impact in Wales

In the past year Home-Start supported 1,256 families, with 606 people volunteering.Read more

Our impact in Northern Ireland

In the past year Home-Start supported 1,456 families in Northern Ireland, with 540 people volunteering their time.Read more

Our impact in Scotland

In the past year Home-Start supported more than 3,000 families, with around 5,800 children in Scotland.Read more

Our strategic plan

Our strategic plan aims to grow a modern and effective network which can help every family in need to create a better futureRead more

Strong families make strong communities - 2017 impact report

Our impact report shows Home-Start is supporting 28,926 families with 59,628 childrenRead more

Making a difference for children and families - 2014 impact report

Our 2014 impact report shows the positive difference to families when they work with a Home-Start volunteer.Read more

John -dads supporting each other

Being a dad for the first time is daunting and its even more of a challenge if you have problems with your mental or physical health.Read more

Volunteering in Glasgow

Volunteers like Isabel and Angela provide family support during weekly home visits and at weekly family groups.Read more

Volunteers' Week 2017

Volunteers' Week is a week to celebrate the incredible work our volunteers do for others throughout the year.Read more

Find your local prep course

Find a volunteer prep course near youRead more


Home-visiting support, delivered by a volunteer in a family’s own home, is at the heart of what Home-Start does.Read more