How Home-Start Blackburn and Darwen Can Help Families

Home-Start Blackburn and Darwen provides a unique service for families – recruiting and training volunteers to support parents (including expectant parents) with young children at home.

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Are you a family or know of a family who needs support?

There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if you are going through difficult times.

Home-Start Blackburn and Darwen can help you and your family, we understand what you are going through

Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes……….


Are you a parent or have lots of experience of working with young children?

Could you help make a difference to young families? Can you spare 2to 3 hours a week to visit a family in their home? Many parents need

help, friendship, encouragement and support during those early years when children are so young. Your experience and skills can help other parents.


Who are the volunteers?

Home-Start volunteers are people from different backgrounds and vary in age, but all have parenting experience.

They will visit you in your own home and accept you as you are.

They are carefully selected for their friendliness, practical approach and understanding.

They have been approved and have all attended a course of preparation before being matched with families.


Registered charity number: 1131111

Company number: 6907615

Home-Start Blackburn & Darwen is committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.