Practical Support

A volunteer can help you with practical skills in the home including:

  • Routines and boundaries
  • Playing and engaging with your children
  • Household task management
  • Budget and finance management
  • Accessing other services
  • Increase knowledge and skills
  • Support with returning to work

Emotional Support

A volunteer can help you with emotional support in the home including:

  • A listening ear
  • Accessing mental health services
  • Managing anxiety
  • Managing depression
  • Mindfulness
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer Support
What is Home-Visiting?
Step 1

Referral & Assessment

One of our Family Coordinators will come and visit your family at home to meet you and explore what needs and support you have. This is a confidential and non-judgmental opportunity to share concerns, worries and hopes for your future.

Step 2 


Our Coordinators will then use a unique and tailored matching process to pair you with a professionally trained volunteer. We take into consideration your needs, personality, interests and skills of the volunteers.

Step 3 


Once matched, we then introduce your volunteer and agree on a goal plan that can be worked on together. This is done in collaboration so you have full ownership of the support journey.

Step 4


With the support of your volunteer you can begin to work towards your goals. This will then be reviewed every 6-weeks.


If you would like to share your story or experience with us then let your Coordinator know, and help us to promote the work of Home-Start Essex

Need Support?

Get in touch, or make a referral