Supporting Parents & Families in and around Leeds
About Home-Start Leeds
Home-Start Leeds is a voluntary organisation offering both emotional and practical support to families with at least one child under seven in the Leeds area.
We know that being a parent isn’t always easy and that life can bring stress and challenges that get in the way of family life.
Our volunteers from all communities and backgrounds visit parents in their home and develop a supportive relationship to help them to build brighter futures for their children and themselves.
Home-Start raises self-confidence, improves social networks, reduces difficult behaviour on the part of the child and improves mental and physical health.Every Child Matters Government Green Paper
Parents helping parents give their children the best start in life.
At Home-Start, we know that being a parent isn’t always easy and that life can bring stress and challenges that get in the way of an enjoyable family time.
To help parents give their children the best start we offer a unique confidential family support service.
We recruit volunteers from all communities and backgrounds in the city to visit families at home during a time in which the family is experiencing difficulties. They offer parents their time and support to help them grow in confidence and increase their ability to cope and build better lives for their children and themselves.
Our volunteers are very carefully recruited and are all people who understand the demands of being a parent and bring care, kindness and understanding to their role.
The Home-Start approach has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and well-being of the family.