Home-Start: Family Support

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Covid-19 update:  Home Start is delivering its service remotely and still taking referrals.

 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 struggling with their mental health
  • 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