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.
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.