Home-Start Guildford


Support and friendship for families

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Welcome to Home-Start Guildford

Welcome to Home-Start Guildford


Number of children supported


Number of families Supported


Volunteers supporting families

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult at times, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have little support from family and friends, just when they need it most.Home-Start Guildford supports parents who have at least one child under 5 years and who are dealing with issues such as:    

  • Isolation
  • Mental Health
  • Sickness
  • Disability
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Multiple Births
  • Difficult Relationships


For some parents it’s a real struggle because they also have to cope with difficult situations like post-natal depression, illness, disability, relationship issues or multiple births.

A carefully selected volunteer who has parenting experience will regularly visit a family in their own home, offering emotional
and practical support through difficult times.  This parent to parent support is a simple yet effective way of giving hope and
enabling families to get back on track.

The statistics given above relate to our work over the last year April 2017 to March 2018.





Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news page

Volunteer reading story

Do you feel you need support?

Are you having difficulty coping with the stresses of life bringing up a young family? If you live in or around Guildford and have at least one child under five, we may be able to help.

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Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Through home visiting volunteers support local families whom are facing a variety of difficulties, including loneliness and isolation, ill health, post-natal depression, disabilities and bereavement.

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Information for Referrers

Any family with at least one child under the age of five years old may be referred to Home-Start Guildford for support if they are going through difficulties.

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Latest News and Events from Home-Start Guildford

Please view our Families Newsletter Autumn 2018.  In the section below we have put the last six news items from Home-Start Guildford. Simply click on the title of the news item or image if one is present, or click on the Read More… link at the end of each summary. The news item will open in a new page. To see all of the news including older items please visit our News page.

Rio Carnival Party – 30th November 2018

The Rio Carnival Party at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge on 30th November was a huge success. More than 400 supporters enjoyed fabulous food and entertainment - casino, disco, dodgems, Samba dancing, trapeze artists and acrobats.  A great evening!A big thank you to...

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Buy a Guildford Lottery ticket and support Home-Start

Help Home-Start Guildford support vulnerable local families by buying Guildford Lottery tickets from our page and you stand the chance of winning £25,000!  The first draw took place on December 1st and to check if you a winner go to www.guildfordlottery.org page.. Buy...

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Snowflake Appeal launches

From 1st November until 31st January we hold our annual Snowflake Appeal.The idea is a simple one. We ask our supporters to hold a small fundraising event during this three month period. Every £250 raised will train one Home-Start volunteer to support a local family...

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The Music of Painting

Join artist Liz Hauck for her "The Music of Painting" workshops on September 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th. Music and painting have much in common and we can learn a great deal from exploring the musicality of painting. In these workshops she will teach how to use music...

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Penningtons Manches Charity of the Year

We are delighted to have been chosen as Pennington Manches LLP Guildford's Charity of the Year. Wendy and Jan joined them at their bake sale yesterday, meeting members of staff and enjoying the delicious cakes. We're very much looking forward to working with them over...

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