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

Families are referred to us, usually by health visitors, family support workers, GPs, Social Workers, Nursery Nurses, Maternity Services or by the parents themselves - in fact almost one third of the families we support in Calderdale have referred themselves to us.

"She reduced the chaos for those 2 hours a week and gave my brain time to breathe.”  Mum in Calderdale 2015

There are over 300 Home-Start schemes across the UK offering help to than 32,000 families every year.

We hope you find the information you need from our website. If you would like to speak to someone from Home-Start our contact details are below or you can email us and we'll call you back.


Click on the Finding Your Feet image to read a moving account of one of our parents