Funding from The Mitchell Charitable Trust

We are thrilled to announce that The Mitchell Charitable Trust are funding our new project providing tailored wellbeing packages for families struggling with mental health in the wake of Covid-19. Families have told us about the huge impact the pandemic has had on...

We have a new name!

We are excited to announce our new name: Home-Start Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham (or HSWKCHF for short!). Since first supporting families in Westminster over 20 years ago we have steadily expanded our service to meet demand,...

Research Opportunity: Families in Temporary Accommodation

In partnership with The Cardinal Hume Centre we have secured funds from the Westminster Foundation to commission a vital piece of research into the lived experiences of local families living in temporary accommodation. The Cardinal Hume Centre have summarised that the...

We’re Hiring: Coordinator – Communications

We are excited to be looking for an experienced individual to join our friendly, dedicated team in a new dual Coordinator – Communications role. If you are passionate about making a difference for children and families, then you’ll certainly enjoy bringing your...

#LittleGoodDeed – Supporting families struggling with loneliness

Loneliness amongst parents has risen substantially since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our patron, Baroness Floella Benjamin, has written a thoughtful piece as part of the newly launched #LittleGoodDeed campaign which reminds everyone that small acts of...

Welcome to our new patron – Baroness Floella Benjamin

We are absolutely delighted to announce our new patron, Baroness Floella Benjamin. You may know Floella from her years on our televisions in Play School or through her more recent work as a Member of the House of Lords. Floella is a huge champion of childhood, she...

John Lewis and Waitrose Charity Partnership – #GiveALittleLove

Today the John Lewis Partnership launched their much anticipated Christmas Advert; we are delighted to be a part of it! Their advert marks the start of a nationwide campaign to create an outpouring of kindness to help Britain’s struggling families this Christmas....

Covid Recovery Appeal – we raised £12,570!

Our Covid Recovery Appeal came to an end this week; over the course of 2 weeks and with some incredibly generous help we raised a wonderful £12,570! We were overwhelmed with the support our appeal received, and would like to say Thank You to every single person who...

Fundraising Trustee – We’re Recruiting!

We are looking for a committed, experienced person with diverse skills to join the Board of Trustees at Home-Start Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. Specifically, the Board is looking to appoint a person with experience and interest...

Support for Survivors of Domestic Abuse – You Are Not Alone

The rise in domestic abuse during lockdown has been well documented with the National Domestic Abuse helpline reporting 25% above average calls in the second week of lockdown and 49% higher than normal after three weeks. As we begin to come out of Lockdown, it is...