Home-Start Winchester and Districts

The leading family support charity

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Welcome to Home-Start Winchester and Districts

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Period: 2017/18

Home-Start Winchester and Districts is a local charity which provides friendship and emotional and practical help to parents with at least one child under five years old.

We are an independent charity affiliated to Home-Start UK, the country’s leading family support charity, working within a twelve mile radius of Winchester. Our volunteers are all parents and are trained, supported and supervised to Home-Start UK standards.

Our aim is to provide early support to families which are experiencing a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, mental health issues and lack of parenting skills. We work alongside parents in their homes to help raise their self-confidence and their ability to cope in an increasingly pressured society. Our emphasis is on parents helping parents.

Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news page

Do you feel you need support?

Are you having difficulty coping with the stresses of life bringing up a young family? If you live in or around Winchester district and have at least one child under five, we may be able to help.

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Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Through home visiting volunteers support local families whom are facing a variety of difficulties, including loneliness and isolation, ill health, post-natal depression, disabilities and bereavement.

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Information for Referrers

Any family with at least one child under the age of five years old may be referred to Home-Start in Winchester for support if they are going through difficulties.

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Latest News and Events from Home-Start Winchester and Districts

In the section below we have put the last six news items from Home-Start Winchester and Districts. Simply click on the title of the news item or image if one is present, or click on the Read More… link at the end of each summary. The news item will open in a new page. To see all of the news including older items please visit our News page.

Frayn in literary coup

Our good friend John Miller has managed to land another literary superstar for a night at The Winchester Guildhall, In Conversation with the renowned author and playwright Michael Frayn. Michael’s play Copenhagen was revived at Chichester Festival Theatre...

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Hoot of a boot

Our annual Car Boot Sale has raised nearly £1,900 Fifty car booters filled the park at Bramdean for the event which has been masterminded by local resident Caroline Stanley for an incredible 32 years. Caroline is now going to take a well-deserved rest from...

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New Trustee

Chrissie Barlow has joined the Home-Start Winchester board. She has lived in Hampshire all her life, apart from brief periods in the West Country, Kent and London where she began her working life in the Diplomatic Corps, becoming one of four secretaries to...

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Smashing Tennis

Our charity tennis tournament has raised £2,500 to support local families. Some 80 tennis players enjoyed a breezy morning of matches on courts in Winchester, Cheriton, Old Alresford, Kilmeston, Bramdean, Swanmore and Upham, followed by a picnic lunch in...

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Walkies!

Mud was the order of the day as 50 intrepid walkers took to the lanes around Bighton village near Alresford for our annual dog walk.Participants could choose long or short walks and later, bright sunshine welcomed the weary travellers back to the village...

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Literary evening

Sponsored by Dutton Gregory Renowned author Claire Tomalin confessed she had secretly been house hunting in Winchester while researching her book on Jane Austen a decade ago. She declared that she had grown to love the city when she returned to the...

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