About Us

Home-Start Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow is a family charity whose mission is to give a supportive start to struggling families with children in those critical early years under the age of 5.

Through the home-visiting work of our volunteers we offer emotional and practical support to parents, guiding them through and building their resilience to the demands and stresses that parenting brings. Ultimately helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. You can read further information about getting support from us here.

Our volunteers are at the very heart of what we do, and being parents themselves, understand the stresses. Once matched with a suitable family they visit weekly and offer support tailored to meet the needs of the family, enabling the parents to confidently manage family life. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, visit our Volunteer page here.

For further information about us, watch our short video here.

Click here to visit the website for Home-Start UK.

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Host a book swap party to support us!

Our A Book and a Brew campaign is back!

Join us throughout the Summer to help raise awareness across the Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow boroughs and host a Home-Start book swap party. It’s a fun and easy event to host, with three simple steps:

  1. Invite your friends for a brew (or some bubbles!)
  2. Ask them to bring 1 or 2 books to swap and, if they want to, give a small donation to us
  3. Raise awareness and funds of the charity

It’s a great way to de-clutter and revive your book shelves in advance of any Summer holiday you have planned.

If you’re interested in hosting a book swap party for Home-Start, please contact Claire Leonard by emailing here , or calling 020 8487 8500, and she will send you a party pack containing everything you need. Parties should take place between June and September, but feel free to host at another time that is convenient to you.

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