supporting families & local communities in Calderdale

Welcome to the Home-Start Calderdale website!

Home-Start Calderdale supports families across the borough who have young children. All our families have recognised that parenting is a really hard job and that they just need a bit of help.

We support families who are struggling with a variety of issues including family breakdown, illness or disability, lack of confidence, loneliness or simply lots of small children! All our trained volunteers have parenting experience themselves – they’ve been there and got the t-shirt!

Some of our families, despite their best efforts, simply can't get ahead and constantly feel they are fighting a losing battle. Our volunteers are patient, kind and consistent – plus, a lot of the time they have been in the same place with their own children and have an idea of what works (and what doesn’t!). In many cases the parents we support no longer enjoy being with their children, find it all too hard and don't know where to turn.

A volunteer can bring the fun and love back into a family with kindness, patience and a good dose of humour.