What is home-start?

Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to families with young children across Clackmannanshire.

Home-Start offers a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers, who are parents themselves, to visit families at home who have at least one child under 12 to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.

What the families say

“I’ve really enjoyed the group this time. I’ve done Stress Management courses before but it’s really helped to have a refresher”


“I don’t know where I’d be if it wasn’t for Home-Start and my worker. They’ve made such a difference to me”


“The support helped me to build some confidence….allowed me to talk about issues knowing that things said were not being repeated”


“It was great being able to relax, knowing my boys were safe and playing with other children. Home-Start’s help prevented my boys being taken into care”


“My volunteer made such a difference, I was able to talk over problems with her. She was very supportive and helped us to manage all appointments”