Home-Start Bristol is an independent registered charity that supports struggling families, with at least one child under five, living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The small staff team recruits and trains local volunteers and carefully matches them with local families who need support. The scheme is managed by a board of volunteer trustees and is responsible for raising all its own funds. We are funded by local authority grants and grant making trusts enabling us to provide this service at no cost to families.

What is so Special about Home-Start?

Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young.

There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times.

Our volunteers are all parents themselves and understand the difficulties families may be facing.

Our latest Home-Start leaflet is available to download, Home-Start Bristol Leaflet 2013

Mission and Beliefs

At Home-Start Bristol we believe that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life, helping them to achieve their full potential.  Rooted in the communities we serve, our mission is to make a lasting and positive impact on the development of children, and the health and welfare of the family.

If you have had any contact with Home-Start Bristol, your views and feedback are very important to us and help us to improve our service. You can do this by contacting the office by telephone (0117 950 1170)/or e-mailing the Scheme Manager schememanager@homestartbristol.org.uk or we invite you to fill in our questionnaire (to help us improve our service).

Our complaints policy is available to download — Complaints policy