Home-Start Southwark is a Home-Start scheme working in the London Borough of Southwark. We provide high quality support for babies and children under the age of 5 in the most deprived areas of Southwark. We are a registered children’s charity with our own management committee and work within the guidelines set out by Home-Start UK.
Most parents would agree that being a parent, wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, isn’t always easy. Combine that with additional pressures such as illness or financial worries, and without the support of family and friends, the pressures can seem overwhelming.
Our approach is simple, but it works! We provide trained volunteers with parenting experience to help any parent, with at least one child under five, who is finding it hard to cope. Since 1995, Home-Start Southwark has supported 2,707 families and 7,526 children, and recruited and trained 644 local volunteers.