Home-Start Berkshire East

Home-Start Berkshire East

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Refugees / migrants

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We support disadvantaged families with young children.  Our aim is to empower the family to cope with their challenges to mitigate or prevent increased health and social care, thereby reducing public costs. Our support is delivered 1:1 in the family home by trained volunteers who are parents or involved in childcare. The support we provide is practical and emotional.

Families will be marginalised, hard to reach and suffering from multiple disadvantages such as poverty, physical or mental disability, abuse, neglect and isolation. We also provide weekly Family Support Group providing mutual support and family outings.

We are the only charity in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead to provide these services. We are embedded in the community, have a strong network of referrers and channel all of our active experience into those we serve.

During 26 years of service we have supported over 5000 children. “Our strategy is to gain funding to tailor our proven and robust service model to focus on particular compelling needs in Slough and create tailored and customised support packages to provide maximum social benefit.     


We train and supervise volunteers to provide 1:1 home visiting support to disadvantaged, hard to reach families.  Over 77% of our referrers are from Health Visitors.  Typically we support the family for a period of 6 - 9 months. 

We work in partnership with local health professionals, midwives, health visitors, social workers and other voluntary organisations. This network enables us to have the best possible outcomes for our beneficiary group.

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Berkshire, SL1 1PL

Home-Start Berkshire East is an empowering, visionary family support service built on trusted relationships and rooted in the community.  We are...