01303 244836


Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes.
Many parents need help, friendship advice or support during those early years when children are young. There is no rule book for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through a difficult times. But if you can get the support you need when you need it,then day to day family life and your children’s future can be so much brighter.


Do you ever feel like this?

  • Isolated in your community, with no family nearby and struggling to make friends
  • Suffering with post-natal illness but finding it hard to talk to anyone about it
  • Having a hard time coping with your child’s illness
  • Overwhelmed by the death of a loved one
  • Struggling with the emotional and physical demands of having twins, triplets or more
  • Struggling to cope with a disability or relationship problem
  • Tired, unhappy, exhausted


If you have young children then we can help. We support thousands of parents just like you through Home-Start volunteers.They are people who are parents themselves or have parenting experience – so they know just what your going through.

They will visit you in your own home – usually once a week. You decide what you will do together. Maybe you need someone to talk to who won’t judge you; a shoulder to cry on or perhaps someone to play with or read to your children; maybe a bit of support to make or keep medical appointments or to find out what else is available locally. You decide..

Its free and confidential. You don’t have to pay for Home-Start’s help and its confidential.
Home-Start will respect your privacy and never forget that you have invited them into your home.

Home-Start is a national charity with hundreds of schemes in local communities. We recruit and train parent volunteers. We’ve been doing it for many years, so you can rest assured that your volunteer has been fully trained and carefully matched with you – they will also have undergone a criminal records check to ensure your child’s safety.

All you have to do is ask or to find out more please ring us on 01303 244836 for more information.



Contact us to find out more...

24 Cheriton Gardens

CT20 2AS

Tel: 01303 244836

Email: office@homestartshepway.org.uk

Office Hours: 9.00am - 4.30pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9.00am - 4.00pm (Friday)

Answer phone outside office hours