Welcome to Home-Start Kernow

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

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.

That’s when Home-Start Kernow can help.

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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.

Take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity.

Maybe you could make a donation, join our fundraising initiative “Easy Fund Raising” or hold a fundraising event on our behalf.¬† Follow this link to learn more about raising funds for Home-Start Kernow.

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