Welcome to Home-Start Essex
The leading family support charity working across Essex
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Who we are
Home-Start Essex is a leading family support charity working across Essex to build the confidence and skills of parents/carers to achieve healthy and positive outcomes for children. Our work comprises a long-established volunteer home visiting service, offering emotional and practical help to families experiencing difficulties, alongside a range of family groups, well-being programmes, courses and events. We work with families with at least one child under the age of eight, and offer some events for families with children up the age of 11yrs. We are early years specialists, and work closely with the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service. What makes our charity special, is that all our volunteers have a lived experience as parents/carers themselves.
“My Home-Visiting Volunteer was amazing. Every week she came to help and I don’t know what I would have done without her”Parent and 18 month baby
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Latest News from Home-Start Essex
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As we draw to the end of 2018, now is the perfect time for a bit of reflection and looking ahead to the New Year. You may have already started to think about positive changes to make in 2019. But if not, as the CEO of a family support charity that is reliant on the...read more
Location: Chelmsford The next Wellbeing Group in Chelmsford starts on Thursday January 17th until 4th April (excluding half term) 10am – 11.45am New venue; CHELMSFORD WEST CHILDREN CENTRE DIXON AVENUE CHELMSFORD CM1 2AQ (Follow this link for a map of the...read more
Big Hopes Big Futures Project – helping families get their children ready for school or nursery Chelmsford Area Taster session – Monday 14th January 2019 from 12.30-2.30pm 8 week programme starting – Monday 21st January 2019 from 12.30-2.30pm (excluding...read more
Family Volunteers Needed Home-Start Essex are busy getting ready for the next round of Preparation Courses taking place in South Woodham Ferrers, Rayleigh, Harlow and Basildon If you are a parent, and can spare at least 3 hours a week then we need you! Train as a...read more