Home-Start’s aim is to support families in Ealing who have a child aged under 5 who are facing challenges.

They provide trained volunteers who visit a family weekly in their home for 3-6 months to be a listening ear for Mum and provide emotional and practical parenting support, such as routine setting or getting out of the house with a baby or more than one child. This limits isolation and poor mental health outcomes and develops an environment in which the child can thrive.

They also support families to have their child nursery and school ready, enrol them in Children’s Centres and support them to make the initial hard first visits to a new group and to make and attend appointments .