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

Number of Families Supported

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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Asian Family

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.

Harriet Crawford Cards for Charity

Home-Start West Berkshire are delighted to have been selected as Harriet Crawford's Handmade Cards for Charity. Every year, Harriet selects a charity and donates an assortment of 200 beautifully handcrafted cards. All the proceeds of the cards, which are a minimum...

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Join our Home-Start Family

It is important to Home-Start West Berkshire that we provide our families with the best support possible. Great volunteers are essential to our service and we know that being an excellent home-visiting volunteer takes skill and practice so we give you all the tools...

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Raising Funds with your Everyday Living

Give as you Live is a free and easy way to raise money for Home-Start West Berkshire, just by shopping online. They have over 4100 plus stores.The donation amount varies from store to store. Most of the time you raise a percentage of what you spend - between 1% and...

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Exciting New Funding News!

Home-Start West Berkshire are pleased to announce £111,000 of funding over three years from the Henry Smith Trust to provide a Maternal Mental Health Service. It will enable the scheme to continue to provide their successful Postnatal Peer Support...

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