About Us

Home-Start Essex

We are a charity with over 30 years of experience supporting families in Essex. Our work comprises of volunteer home-visiting, family groups, specialist programmes and high quality volunteer training.

We specialise in helping parents with young children (under 8yrs), overcome difficulties such as mental health, financial stress, isolation, domestic abuse, household routines, child behaviour and school readiness.

Through our popular training programme, we recruit and support volunteers from all over the county who in turn support families in need.

Head to our Projects pages to find out more


Home-Start UK

We are an affiliated member of the Home-Start UK network who support us with resources, high quality assurance frameworks, policies and governance. As a member of a large network, we work together with other Home-Starts in the country, to better improve our services and link into national research.

Our affiliation gives assurance that we are a trusted and reputable charity,  placing the needs of children and families first.

Head to their website to find out more


Get In Touch

Send us a message and someone will aim to get back to you within 4 working days. 


Alternatively, you can call us on 01245 847410 and our staff will be happy to help

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