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Home Start Wandsworth

Home Start places volunteers with parents in their own homes.  Volunteers may offer emotional as well as practical support to parents who are experiencing isolation, post natal illnesses, bereavement, multiple births or any other issue affecting their family.

Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times. But if you can get the support you need when you need it, then day-to-day family life and your children’s future can be so much brighter.

Do you ever feel like this?

  • Isolated in your community, with no family nearby and struggling to make friends.
  • Suffering with post-natal illness but finding it hard to talk to anyone about it.
  • Having a hard time coping with your child’s illness.
  • Overwhelmed by the death of a loved one.
  • Struggling with the emotional and physical demands of having twins, triplets or more.
  • Struggling to cope with a disability or relationship problems.
  • Tired, unhappy, exhausted.
  • …or any similar problems.

If you have at least one child under five then we can help. We support thousands of parents just like you through our Home-Start volunteers. They are people who are parents themselves or have parenting experience – so they know just what you’re going through.

They will visit you in your own home – usually once a week. You decide what you will do together.

Maybe you need someone to talk to who won’t judge you; a shoulder to cry on or perhaps someone to play with or read to your children; maybe a bit of support to make or keep medical appointments or to find out what else is available locally. You decide.

"My volunteer has been an amazing friend who has been a big part of our lives… She has been my sunshine on many dark days."

Who is eligible? Any Wandsworth family with at least one child under the age of five.

To make use of this service please contact the co-ordinator and an assessment will be undertaken.

To find out more, please call the number listed below.

Who to contact



Where to go

York Road
SW11 3QJ
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm




Age Ranges
From 0 years to 5 years

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you can refer yourself, by contacting the co-ordinator, or a professional can refer you.

How to complain, compliment or feedback about this service, activity or provider.

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)

Last updated: 03 Jan 2023