Home-Start Uttlesford (North-West Essex) is a voluntary organisation offering support and practical help to families at home with a child under 5 years old. Our scheme is now in its 32nd year.
A family wrote "I did not think that things would get better until Home-Start came along. A big thanks to my volunteer for her patience and support. I have been given the confidence to do things that I did not think possible of myself" Families are supported by trained volunteers who visit regularly, to offer emotional support and practical help. We run two family groups where parents and children can meet for friendship, play and mutual support.
Our families need support for many reasons; post natal depression, disability, multiple births. Some families living in difficult circumstances are isolated or affected by domestic violence or family breakdown.
Our service is free and confidential.