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.


If you volunteer for HomeStart but are not a member of the closed group, let me know so I can add you. It's a group set up to allow you to share knowledge, get information and support each other. Thanks, Julia

We have a lovely little group running at Gweal-an-top on a Wednesday morning. There are now a few spaces available for other families to join who would like to make new friends and attend a play group. Get in... https://t.co/3GVV1hnhpC

New free sessions for mums with under three's. Some venues will also have creche facilites. #mentalhealthmatters #maternalmentalhealth https://t.co/QZv0UzWGbg

If you missed this on the front of the West Briton over Christmas, here is the news article about HomeStart Kernow on Cornwall Live. #fairygodmothersdoexist #Homestartkernow #supportedtosupporter https://t.co/2tOphqsaQV

Don't forget the deadline for school admissions is next Tuesday for children due to start school in September. #applyforschool #todolist #applytoday https://t.co/6NLDkHkysx

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