Home-Start Camden (HSC) offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents of children under five in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington who are going through a difficult time. Home-Start believes that by offering help in the family home at an early stage we can prevent things getting worse and make a greater impact on families under pressure. For 20 years, families have been telling us that HSC volunteers have helped increase parenting skills and confidence, reduce isolation and help families make better use of local services to make family life more enjoyable.
Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have little support from family and friends when they need it most. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also having to cope with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple birth.
That’s when parents need support.
That’s when Home-Start Camden can help.
A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience themselves, regularly visits a family, in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times for as long as it is helpful or needed. We aim to work with families most in need with the volunteers we have on board. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.
Our staff team work to understand the needs of the family and keep in touch to ensure the family gets what they want from Home-Start. We also train, supervise and check volunteers for safeguarding purposes to ensure everyone is safe.
Please take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to get support for your family, how to refer a family, how to become a volunteer, donate, fundraise or become a Friend of Home-Start Camden.
To find out more about Home-Start Camden’s unique parent volunteer service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer please see our Volunteering page. To refer a family, or to self-refer, please see our Referrals page.
Home-Start Camden is a registered charity (registration number: 1086292) You can find our entry on the Charity Commission website here: Home-Start Camden.
From time to time Home-Start Camden publishes official documents. These are located in various locations on this website and available for download. If you are looking for reports such as Annual Accounts, AGM reports, Evaluation reports; these can be easily located on this site.
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