Our family and children’s charity mission is –
That’s why our dedicated volunteers have been providing vital support services to local vulnerable families with young children since 1984!
Our Family & Children’s Charity covers Central Bedfordshire; supporting local children and empowering parents and families across the county.
Since our charity’s formation, we have helped thousands of young children and families struggling to cope with…
Our support for children and families is often provided directly in the home. Children are the future and we work with families to give them the best Home-Start possible.
Our family and children’s charity helps families with at least one child under the age of five who are going through a difficult time in their lives. Our charity’s impact is both well recognised and measurable. Of the families supported by Home-Start studies showed that –
*Researchers compared three groups of parents who needed support. In one group, each family had Home-Start support. In two control groups there was no volunteer support.
In 2014 our family & children’s charity joined the Home-Start network in calling for all political parties to put children’s lives at the heart of policy. Launched at a Westminster reception hosted by Alastair Stewart OBE, the All Our Children manifesto outlined our belief that all children should grow up with: 
The manifesto highlighted key areas that need addressing to protect children at risk. Reaching children and safeguarding against vulnerabilities is a priority for any children’s charity.
Home-Start, like other children charities in the UK, understands the importance of early intervention. What makes us different is the variety and scale of support services we offer.
Home-Start helps local families with children living in poverty, children with disabilities, families with abusive relationships and much more. We protect children’s vulnerability and benefit the good of our community as a whole. See our charity’s news blog to find out about our latest projects.
As we all know, being a parent is not always easy! Our family support services are vital to many local parents struggling to cope with ill health, disabilities, post-natal depression, bereavement and other issues. We work with families in their homes, supporting parents with at least one child under the age of five.
Home-Start provides non-judgemental parenting help and our services are proven to work. Supported families report significant improvement in the parent’s health and well-being:
We are grateful to Central Bedfordshire Council for their continued support of our charitable work in the county.
 Making a difference for children and families Home-Start’s Social Impact Report 2014  Long term changes in parenting and child behavior after the Home-Start family support program’, Jo M. A. Hermanns, Jessica J Ascher, Bonne J. H. Zijlstra, Peter J. Hoffenaar, Majaa Dekovic. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Utrecht University,
 Home-Start’s All Our Children Manifesto, July 2014 [4 ] The Guardian, To protect children, they must always be the priority, Anne Perkins, 15 July 2014  Central Bedfordshire Council Children & Young People
We always appreciate the kindness shown by those who donate and fundraise for our non profit organisation. Visit our fundraising page to discover how you can help us give a child the best start in life.
Home-Start Central Bedfordshire. A charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales, registered charity no. 1109262. Company Reg No. 05414484.