Forces families

How can Home-Start help?

Home-Start helps Armed Forces families with young children particularly at times of heightened anxieties. These might include key transition points of rebasing, deployment and transition.

Volunteers support families who are facing a range of challenges including isolation, as they move away from their existing support networks of families and friends. Some local Home-Starts offer groups where parents and children can meet together.

Home-Start provides confidential independent family support.

A service for all families including those within the Armed Forces, because childhood can’t wait…


Sophie’s story

Sophie’s husband Jack was concerned about his wife’s mental health while he was away on tour.

In May 2021, an urgent self-referral was made by dad, Jack, who would be working away from home for some time, leaving mum Sophie and their one year old daughter at home for several months.  

Read more about Sophie’s story here