Welcome to Home-Start New Forest

Home-Start New Forest is a local charity which supports families in and around the New Forest area who are experiencing difficulties.

Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult, 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 when they need it most. For some parents it’s a particular struggle because they are also having to cope with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple birth.

That’s when parents need support.

That’s when Home-Start New Forest can help.

boy reading bookA carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience themselves, regularly visits a family, in their own home, offering emotional and practical support. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.

Please take a moment to browse through the pages of this website to find out more about our service, how to become a home-visiting volunteer or how you could offer your time by becoming a trustee of the charity.

Maybe you could make a donation, join our fundraising initiative “Easy Fund Raising” or hold a fundraising event on our behalf.  Follow this link to learn more about raising funds for Home-Start New Forest.


Home-Start New Forest wishes to acknowledge the support we receive from various groups and individuals. Thank you for your support. read more….

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