Home-Start Reading

Home-Start Reading

Charity information

Home-Start Reading

Home-Start Reading, a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, offers support to vulnerable families throughout Reading. We believe that every child needs a secure and happy childhood, and we recognise that parents play a key role in enabling them to reach their full potential. Our volunteers, all parents themselves reguarly visit families in their own homes. These families have at least one child under five years old, and have been referred to us because they are experiencing difficulties caused by factors such as isolation, physical or mental health problems, economic factors, children’s behavioural or educational problems, multiple births, poor housing, lack of access to services.
Our organisation is linked to Home-Start UK, who offer training to our professional staff, guidance on the comprehensive training offered to volunteers, and a rigorous quality assurance programme. This helps to ensure that we offer friendship and support which is confidential, practical, and non-judgemental, building confidence, self-esteem and independence.

Founded 1984