Home Start Wandsworth - Coronavirus
We have adapted our services and are currently open to new referrals. Click here for our online referral form. Please be aware that due to covid control measures we are not operating our traditional home-visiting service.
Our experienced staff are able to match families with our friendly trained volunteers, offer telephone and video support, do outdoor walking visits where appropriate, and support families to access other services. All families are offered craft packs and invited to join our group activities including buggy walks in local parks and a range of Zoom sessions.
Home Start places volunteers with parents in their own homes. Volunteers may offer emotional as well as practical support to parents who are experiencing isolation, post natal illnesses, bereavement, multiple births or any other issue affecting their family.
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. 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 problems.
- Tired, unhappy, exhausted.
- …or any similar problems.
If you have at least one child under five then we can help. We support thousands of parents just like you through our Home-Start volunteers. They are people who are parents themselves or have parenting experience – so they know just what you’re 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.
"My volunteer has been an amazing friend who has been a big part of our lives… She has been my sunshine on many dark days."
Who is eligible? Any Wandsworth family with at least one child under the age of five.
To make use of this service please contact the co-ordinator and an assessment will be undertaken.
To find out more, please call the number listed below.
Who to contact
Where to go
- SW11 3QJ
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Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
- Age Ranges
- From 0 years to 5 years
To use this service you can refer yourself, by contacting the co-ordinator, or a professional can refer you.
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Early Years (0-4 years)
Last updated: 27 Oct 2020