Home Start Hillingdon is a family support service for families in Hillingdon and the surrounding area. It was set up to offer a service, free at the point of access that would be available to all and completely independent of statutory agencies.
The scheme has 5 members of staff who work closely with a network of around 30 trained volunteers who carry out home-visiting support to families.
Home-Start Hillingdon recruits and trains local volunteers and carefully matches a volunteer to visit a family in their own home for a couple of hours a week. All of the families we support must have at least one child under five.
A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience, can visit regularly and offer emotional and practical support. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.