What is Home-Start?

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation offering support, friendship and practical help to families at home with at least one child under 5. The first Home-Start scheme was launched in 1973 and there are now nearly 340 schemes with more than 15,700 volunteers visiting families throughout the UK. Each local scheme is staffed by at least one paid coordinator who is responsible for running the scheme and recruiting volunteers. The service is free, non judgmental and confidential.

Home-Start schemes are rooted in the communities they serve. They are managed locally but supported by the national organisation. This offers direction, training, information and guidance to schemes and ensures consistent and quality support for parents and children, wherever they are.

Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and health and welfare of the family.

For more on the varied work on Home-Start please see the attached link:


Home-Start Blaby District, Oadby and Wigston

Home-Start Blaby District was formed on November 1st 1999 and less than six years later expanded to the boroughs of Oadby and Wigston on April 1st 2005.

We now employ eight staff and we are run by a Board of nine Trustees.  As a registered charity we are dependent on financial support and donations from local organisations and individuals.

We recently made a film to aid us in biding for further funds, you can watch it here:


For more information on the important work that Home-Start does please see the link below:


A company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales, number 5373629 Charity No. 1108617