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Home-Start Kernow

There for parents when they need us most, because childhood can't wait

An introduction to Home-Start

About Home-Start Kernow

Home-Start Kernow is a local charity which has provided a service in Cornwall since 2001 and has achieved positive outcomes for families living in the community.

Home-Start Kernow is affiliated to the national organisation, Home-Start UK, but we are  autonomous and responsible for our own management and our own funding. Home-Start UK provides advice and support together with a stringent Quality Assurance review process to ensure the scheme operates effectively.

Our charity is run by a Trustee Committee who are responsible for governance and setting the direction of the scheme. There are six members of staff, together with a network of trained volunteers who carry out the home-visiting parent support service and parent support group work.

Mission and Beliefs

At Home-Start Kernow we believe that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life, helping them to achieve their full potential. 

Rooted in the communities we serve, our mission is to make a lasting and positive impact on the development of children, and the health and welfare of the family. Our volunteers actively encourage parents to enjoy family life.