Home-Start Bracknell Forest


Support and friendship for families

Home-Start Bracknell Forest

Support and friendship for families

Home-Start Bracknell Forest are recruiting for a Scheme Manager following this link to find out more: We Are Recruiting

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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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.

We are Recruiting

We are recruiting for a Scheme Manager. Job Title: Scheme Manager (Small Scheme) Employer: Home-Start Bracknell Forest Salary: Actual salary £21,515 - £24,249 pa (SP 29-33 including London Fringe Allowance) for 30 hours pw Location: Bracknell, Berks Contract:...

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Newsletter Issue 2 August 2017

Extract: How Home-Start helped Angela We were delighted to welcome around 40 volunteers, friends and invited guests to our 24th AGM. Although 2016-17 had not been the easiest of years, with a great deal of uncertainty surrounding our funding during the...

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Making a dash for Home-Start

One of the families we supported took part in a trolley dash at the opening of The Entertainer store in Bracknell on Saturday. Zofia and one of her daughters took part in the event before the store opened and took home over £250 worth of...

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Digital 5 a day

The Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has recommended that parents treat the use of digital devices like junk food  - and is recommending parents negotiate agreements with their children over internet access and digital consumption.  Read more about...

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