About Us

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.

The charity is run by a Management Committee who are responsible for governance and setting the direction of the scheme and there are four members of staff, together with a network of trained volunteers who carry out the home-visiting parent support service.

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.


Annual Report

Please click the following link to download our latest annual report HSK Annual Report 2017 PDF

Evaluation Report

These are carried out annually by Steve Allman.

Please click here for our Year 1Year 2   and Year 3 External Evaluation Reports.

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