Disability and illness

How can Home-Start help?

Coping with a child who has a long-term illness or a physical disability can be a life-changing experience. And parents who are dealing with their own or their partners’ medical condition can find life a real challenge. That’s why Home-Start steps in.

Our volunteers may be able to support you. If you have just received a diagnosis, are attending hospital appointments, or are looking for financial help for medical equipment or to adapt your home – you work out with us how we can help you best.


Sarah’s story

Sarah made a self-referral into Home-Start in Suffolk with the help of her carers. 

As a child and young adult Sarah was a Looked After Child. She has a history of prolonged mental health. 

Read more about Sarah’s story here