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Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support. We help families with young children 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 Shepway

Home-Start Shepway is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

Volunteers offer support through practical and emotional advice in the home, or by phone/online, for families who are having difficulties managing parenting for a variety of different reasons.

Welcome to Home-Start Shepway

Home-Start Shepway is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with young children. We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

Volunteers offer befriending support, practical and emotional advice in the homes of families who are having difficulties managing parenting for a variety of different reasons.

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Thanks to The Auston Trust Fund, Kent Community Foundation Children, Young People and Families Theme has awarded our project further funding to...

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Independent Play (Messy Activities) Join us for Messy Play with your children. Location: 24 Cheriton Gardens, Folkestone On: Tuesday 21st June 2022...

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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 yeras count. Can you help us?

With thanks to our supporters