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...

Lets talk about race and begin to make a change.

The current Black Lives Matter movements taking place around the world in response to the death of George Floyd are a powerful reminder that work still needs to be done to erase racism. The focus has been on the US, however here in the UK, there is still much work...

Coronavirus – Service Update 3

Due to Covid-19 and the on-going Government measures in place, we are continuing to offer our befriending and therapy support services to families remotely, and face-to-face support remains suspended. We are able to accept new referrals to our service for families who...