Home-Start Bracknell Forest


Support and friendship for families

Home-Start Bracknell Forest

Support and friendship for families


Welcome to Home-Start Bracknell Forest

Welcome to Home-Start Bracknell Forest

Number of Children Supported

Number of Families Supported

Volunteers Supporting Families

Having a friend can be one of the most enriching and supportive relationships in a person´s life and it can easily be taken for granted. At Home-Start Bracknell Forest we value friendship. Home-Start Bracknell Forest is a local charity which supports ordinary parents in Bracknell Forest who are going through extraordinary times.

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult at times, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have little support from family and friends, just when they need it most.

Home-Start Bracknell Forest supports parents who have at least one child under 5 and who are dealing with issues such as:

  • Isolation
  • Mental health
  • Sickness
  • Disability
  • Domestic abuse
  • Multiple birth
  • Difficult relationships

For some parents it’s a real struggle because they also have to cope with difficult situations like post-natal depression, illness, disability, relationship issues or multiple births.

A carefully selected volunteer who has parenting experience, will regularly visit a family in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times. This parent to parent support is a simple yet effective way of giving hope and enabling families to get back on track.

Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news page

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Do you feel you need some support?

Are you a Bracknell Forest parent finding it hard to cope?.  If you live within the borough and have at least one child under 5 we may be able to help.

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Asian Family

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Our home-visiting volunteers support local families who are facing a variety of difficulties, including loneliness and isolation, ill health, post-natal depression, disabilities and bereavement.  We also have other volunteering opportunities available.

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Information for Referrers

Any family with at least one child under the age of five years old may be referred to Home-Start Bracknell Forest for support if they are going through difficulties.

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Latest News and Events from Home-Start Bracknell Forest

In the section below we have put the last six news items from Home-Start Bracknell Forest. Simply click on the title of the news item or image if one is present, or click on the Read More… link at the end of each summary. The news item will open in a new page. To see all of the news including older items please visit our News page.

The Heat Was On

Well done to our team of runners who yesterday took part in The British 10k in London.  In what turned out to be the hottest year they have ever run the event and with it being on red alert,  the team battled their way around the sights of London to finish the race...

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25 years of Home-Start Bracknell Forest

We were delighted to welcome around 50 volunteers, friends and invited guests to our 25th AGM on Monday 9th July. Over the past 25 years the scheme has supported more than 1,000 local families through difficult times and provided valuable skills and experience for...

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The British 10k

Julie (our Administrator) and a group of her friends, collectively known as the Wokingham Plodders, are taking on the British 10k in London, Sunday 15th July.  If you would like to support them by donating to us then please go to...

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Teddy Bears Picnic

We will be at the Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday 20th June, taking place between 11-2 at Jocks Lane Park Binfield.  Come along and find out what we do and have a go on our Teddy Tombola, pick up a balloon and buy a cake or toy.

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Binfield 10K

In 10 days time, on Sunday 20th May, Julie is running in the Binfield 10K. She'd love it if you could cheer her on and anyone else who might be running in an orange Home-Start top. #Binfield10k

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