Home-Start West Berkshire

Giving Children the Best Start in Life

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Welcome to Home-Start West Berkshire

Welcome to Home-Start West Berkshire

Number of Children Supported

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Volunteers Supporting Families

Home-Start West Berkshire provides a service to the Borough of West Berkshire from the west of Reading, Newbury to the North Wessex Downs.

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very challenging, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also coping with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple births. That’s when parents need support.

That’s when Home-Start West Berkshire can help. A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience, can visit regularly and offer emotional and practical support. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

Please take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity.

Maybe you could make a donation or hold a fundraising event on our behalf. Click here to find out more.

Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news page

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Do you feel you need support?

Are you having difficulty coping with the stresses of life bringing up a young family? If you live in or around the West Berkshire district and have at least one child under five, we may be able to help.

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Asian Family

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Through home visiting volunteers support local families whom are facing a variety of difficulties, including loneliness and isolation, ill health, post-natal depression, disabilities and bereavement.

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Information for Referrers

Any family with at least one child under the age of five years old may be referred to Home-Start West Berskshire for support if they are going through difficulties.

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Latest News and Events from Home-Start West Berkshire

In the section below we have put the last six news items from Home-Start West Berkshire. Simply click on the title of the news item, the image if one is visible or click on the Read More link at the end of each summary. The news item will open in a new page. To see all of the news including older items please visit our News page.

A Very Thankful Christmas!

Christmas has arrived at Home-Start West Berkshire and we like to celebrate in style and this year, thanks to ASDA Basingstoke, we were able to do just that! Our Family Christmas Party is the event of the year and not to be missed. We were able to secure our usual...

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Farewell to Julie!

It is with much sadness that we say farewell to Julie Kaesser this month as a Home-Start Family Co-ordinator. Julie joined Home-Start in 2007 as a home-visiting volunteer. In 2010, Julie joined the team as a Family Co-ordinator working 12 hours a week. 8 years later...

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Bringing the Generations Together

We are pleased to announce that our Inter generational Baby Group, Babies and Buddies has been selected to take part in the Aviva Community Fund Competition. Some of you may remember that in March this year, we piloted a project with Winchcombe Care Home in Newbury to...

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Waitrose Community Matters in Thatcham

For those of you who shop in Waitrose, the little green tokens are always a thrill. You are handed one token and have the exciting decision of which charity you see as the most deserving. Well fear not, because September in Thatcham that choice will be easy- just pick...

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Home-Start West Berkshire Demonstrates High Quality

Home-Start schemes across the UK are independent charities, responsible for their own governance, management and service delivery but it is good to know that the quality of a scheme’s practice is assured by the Home-Start UK Quality Assurance (QA) System.  This robust...

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