Home-Start Winchester and Districts
The leading family support charity
Welcome to Home-Start Winchester and Districts
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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.
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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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more