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“You gave me confidence, you made me a stronger person. You helped me smile again. You checked me and kids were ok all the time, I don’t know where I’d be without Home-Start. You’re a star, me and my kids will always keep this in our hearts, you will be missed from our heart, thank you so much.”

A mum supported by Home-Start Trafford, Salford and Wigan

If parents can’t cope, children suffer. The impact of which can last a lifetime.

Life can be tough and parenting a challenge. There are so many reasons for this, poverty, poor mental health, disabilities, domestic abuse and isolation.

And this is where Home-Start steps in, we offer volunteer-led support to help prevent crisis and family breakdown. Volunteers that are recruited locally and who we train and support before they begin their home-visiting support for a local family.

Find out more about how we support families here

Told through the eyes of a little boy George, ‘Mum, Jenny and Me’ tells the story of how Home-Start and volunteer Jenny, has changed George’s and his mum’s life.

Our year of supporting families 2020-2021, please read our Annual Report here