What We Do

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if family and friends are unable to help. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also experiencing  post-natal depression, illness, disability, isolation or multiple birth.

That’s when parents need support.

Home-Start Kernow offers support friendship and practical help to parents with a child under 5 throughout Cornwall.

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A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience themselves, regularly visits a family, in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times for as long as it is helpful or needed. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.


 Find out more about our service here – How to become a Home-Visiting Volunteer or  a Trustee of the charity.


Times of Oasis groups up to December.#families Scope https://t.co/yNJt8ALnA9

A chance for parents of children In Cornwall with additional needs to talk to the decision makers. #families https://t.co/8rKoMlgcZM

Lots of interesting things to do this weekend across the County.#families #activities #fun https://t.co/VdhwXHQ9fL

Support to find out about Universal Credit. https://t.co/VHTuSax8nv

#family day out before Autumn sets in. Pirate FM ; Cornwall Family Information Service; https://t.co/ZJAYvMkk9P

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