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.


Congratulations to our new volunteers who completed their Prep course today in Truro. – celebrating success

#staustellfamilies can enjoy books together https://t.co/jIaSp1tiE6

How gorgeous is this? Southgate tube station renamed Gareth Southgate for 48 hours in honour the England manager who represents so much of the best of leadership; thoughtfulness, respect, inclusivity and kindness.

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