Home-Start – Family Support

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Home-Start Camden & Islington matches families going through a difficult time with a trained volunteer with parenting experience. Volunteers do weekly home visits for 3–4 hours and provide non-judgemental, peer-to-peer support.

  • Help keep appointments by accompanying parents on difficult journeys with children
  • Listen to parents who are isolated, lonely or depressed
  • Play with children
  • Provide guidance on parenting issues

Eligibility criteria


  • Family is going through a difficult period in their lives
  • About to have a baby or at least one child under age of 5 years
  • Resident of Camden and Islington


  • Domestic violence (if perpetrator is resident)
  • Current alcohol or substance misuse
  • Situations that may present health and safety issues for staff or volunteers

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Please complete referral form and send by post or email.

Post to: Family & Youth Resource Centre, 7 Dowdney Close, London NW5 2BP

e: info@homestartcamden.org

Self-referral Download Form

Please complete referral form and send by post or email.

Alternatively patients can telephone the service.

t: 020 7424 1603

e: info@homestartcamden.org