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Welcome to Home-Start Chelmsford

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Home-Start Chelmsford,  is a local branch of the national voluntary organisation, with charitable status, in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families with young children under stress in their own homes helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

We help young families


Home-Start Chelmsford provides services to a family with at least one child under five years of age. Caring for children, particularly the under fives, is not always easy and can, at times, be very stressful. Most parents can recall days when they would have liked to chat things through with a friend or to have someone to provide that extra pair of hands. Home-Start Volunteers, mostly parents themselves, understand very well that need and are ready to offer help and friendly flexible support. Home-Start Chelmsford is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity which respects the identity, rights and worth of each individual.

Need Support?

As a parent you might ask for Home-Start’s help for all sorts of reasons:

  • feeling isolated in your community, have no family nearby and be struggling to make friends
  • finding it hard to cope because of your own or your child’s illness
  • suffering with post natal depression and finding it hard to talk about it
  • a lone parent
  • finding life hard following the death of a loved one or
  • really struggling with emotional and physical demands of having twins or triplets – perhaps born into an already large family.


Help is at hand.


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.



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