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Home-Start is a national family support charity that helps parents to make better lives for their children. Over 32,000 families receive friendly support and guidance from our volunteers every year.


Home-Start Swaffham and District is one of 310 local schemes across the UK.

Our volunteers visit the family’s home for a couple of hours every week, providing tailor-made support to both the parents and children. Volunteers are very committed and will keep visiting until the youngest child turns five or starts school, or until the parents feel they can stand on their own. Parents and volunteers often develop deeply trusting relationships which can lead to powerful change within the family. We also run family groups and social events for families and organise fundraising activities to continue this important work.

We provide one-to-one support for parents

  • Our support is tailored to individual needs

  • We work in partnership – with each other, families and other agencies

  • Our support is confidential  

  • We respond to the needs of families


Our values

Home-Start Swaffham and District supports families with young children at times of difficulty. There are many ways in which we can help families; we support parents as they learn coping strategies, improve their confidence and are able to improve the lives of their children and themselves. The benefits of our support include better family health, well-being and relationships.

What we do

The aims and values of the Home-Start service

To find out more about the Home-Start service for support for your family or to volunteer, call us on 01760 721271 or fill in our contact form on the contact page