Home-Start Winchester & Districts
Home-Start Winchester supports young families who are struggling with issues like multiple births, disability of a parent or child, mental health problems, homelessness, lone parenting, isolation or lack of parenting skills.
Families are referred by GPs, health visitors and social workers and these families are supported either in the home by weekly visits of trained volunteers or in one of two family groups. The only condition is that there must be one child under the age of five in the family.
The charity needs to raise nearly 90% of its income by fund raising, grants or trusts in order to keep providing this vital service in and around Winchester.