Home-Start Winchester & Districts

There for parents when they need us most, because childhood can't wait

What they say


Sandra’s volunteer has been one of the main positive things in her life in recent months so many thanks for picking up the referral and for all the help Home-Start has given.

February 2020

Hilary Sharpe

Health Visitor, NHS

Home-Start have provided friendly and appropriate support to families that I have referred.  The team are communicative right from receiving my referrals, contacting me for additional information and updating me with the timescale before a volunteer is assigned.  

The families have felt supported as well as comfortable in approaching their volunteer to ask for help or ask questions as they have arisen.  

The Home-Start team have also arranged for volunteers to meet with me to discuss particular strategies suitable for children with special educational needs.  The volunteers have always been appreciative of this additional support to the way they help a family, taking a keen interest in why such strategies work.  It has been a pleasure working with the Home-Start team highlighting the benefits of multidisciplinary working.

July 2021


Natalie Ellison

TOP Worker/EarlyBird Licensed Trainer, Lanterns Nursery School

Thank for all of the support you have provided. We are so lucky to have such a valuable resource such as yourselves in Winchester.

November 2018

Sharon Coxhead

Health Visitor, NHS

We are so grateful for the support that Home-Start provides for families of young children with disabilities and special needs.  Having a volunteer provides families with practical support to enable them to do everyday things which are more difficult when one of the family have an additional need, such as going to the park or a toddler group.  Volunteers also provide a listening ear and help families with practical suggestions on managing everyday situations.  It is always lovely to hear from families what a difference Home-Start is making in their lives.


July 2021

Sue Herdman

Inclusion Manager, Lanterns Nursery School