Home-Start HOST

Home-Start HOST

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  • Children / families

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HOST is an established and ambitious charity that aims to make a difference to families across Greater Manchester and particularly in Oldham, Stockport, Tameside & Bolton.

 We are an independent member of the Home-Start network and one of four Home-Starts operating in the Greater Manchester area.  

  • We have been working in local communities since 1998; growing and realises achievements year on year, offering a range of support and guidance for our local families provided by passionate and skilled colleagues.

Although delighted with our achievements we are not complacent and recognise the importance of creating new initiatives and in particular are proud of our hugely successful and pioneering Dad Matters service which is gradually gaining attention across the whole of the UK.


A child’s earliest years are irreplaceable. Without a stable, loving, and nurturing environment, a child will not develop the vital foundations they need. Home-Start is there for parents when they need us most, because childhood can’t wait.


Our Vision

  • Every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life.


Our Mission

  • To support parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community.


Our Values

  • We offer families choice
  • We work in partnership – with each other, with families and with other agencies.
  • We work in a spirit of openness, encouragement, and enjoyment
  • We are flexible and responsive to the needs of families.

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