Welcome to Homestart Havering

Home-Start Havering, a local charity, is part of the UK-wide Home-Start network and offers free and confidential support to families with children under the age of 5 across the London Borough of Havering. We recruit and train volunteers from the local community and then match them with families that are experiencing difficulties, for example, through family break-up, illness or bereavement.

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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 Havering can help

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, join our fundraising initiatives “Easy Fund Raising” or hold a fundraising event on our behalf. Follow our Fundraising link to find out more.

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In memory of Anita Nicholson a former Director of Home-Start Havering and her two children Alex and Annabel who were killed in the Sri Lanka Terror attack on Easter Sunday 2019.


Home-Start Havering would like to thank Anita’s husband Ben Nicholson and everyone who has donated in memory of Anita and her children. Donations received to date total £13,643.58


In memory of Jacquie Chapman who recently passed away. She was a lovely caring lady with a great sense of humour who gave up her time to volunteer for us. She will be sadly missed by everyone at Home-Start Havering.

Her family have kindly asked for donations to be made to us instead of flowers and we would like to thank you for your support.


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