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Home-Start Portsmouth is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support. We help families with practical and confidential support.

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Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-Start is there for families when they need it the most, because childhood can't wait.

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The earliest years make a big difference. Home-Start helps to make those years count, so no child's future is limited.

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We’re there for when parents need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

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Welcome to Home-Start Portsmouth

Home-Start Portsmouth is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families in the city.

We provide emotional and practical support to families with our trained home-visiting volunteers, stay and play groups and expert support, helping them through their most challenging times.

We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

Home-Start Portsmouth staff

Welcome to Home-Start Portsmouth

Home-Start Portsmouth is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families in the city.

We provide emotional and practical support to families with our trained home-visiting volunteers, stay and play groups and expert support, helping them through their most challenging times.

We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

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Families supported

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Children received support

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volunteers supporting families

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We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support you tell us you need.

Ways to volunteer

By volunteering just a few hours a week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in your community.

Why fundraise for us?

A child’s earliest years are the most important. Home-Start wants to make sure those years count. Can you help us?

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