Home-Start, offers a unique family support service which is provided solely by trained parent volunteers who have been safely recruited and trained.

This model enables us to reach the most isolated and marginalised families, with children up to the age of 7. The families we support are from all communities of Blackburn with Darwen. The support consists of weekly contact through home-visits (if safe to do so), phone and digital support.

The issues we support families with are for, social isolation & emotional wellbeing; accessing and getting involved with community activities; setting family/home routines; managing their child’s behaviour; housing, debt and finance issues; accessing volunteer opportunities and courses.

We are providing Zoom story and sing-along sessions until face-to-face group sessions are safe and start to run again. 

Home-Start offers a range of volunteer opportunities and all our volunteers will be expected to complete:

  • an interview
  • a volunteer preparation course (over 6 weeks)
  • Provide 2 suitable references
  • Complete the process for an Enhanced DBS
Contact details for more information 

Opening times: 9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01254 692613 

Email: [email protected] 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/homestart.blackburn