Canterbury and Coastal Home Start Ltd

Home-Start supports families who are finding it difficult to cope with the stresses of bringing up a young family.  Trained volunteers visit families in their own homes.  They offer time, friendship and help with the everyday difficulties that parents with young children face.  The support is available to any parent or carer with at least one child under 5

A registered charity (number 1180109-formerly 1010063 under company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales 05122555), Home-Start UK was established in 1973.  The Canterbury & Coastal Scheme, based in East Kent, was opened in 1992 and supports families in the Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable areas.














How we help

Getting support


If you have any questions about Home-Start, we explain how our organisation supports families and parents.

Would you, or someone you know, like support from a volunteer from Home-Start? Find out more about how we can help.

Home visiting is essential to the Home-Start approach. Could you give some time and help us make a difference for families?

Referring families

Family Groups

Contact us

For health professionals and social care workers. For health professionals and social care workers. Details about how to refer a family to Home-Start, Policy & Practice Guidelines and useful links.

Home-Start Family groups are available as additional support for families. Find out about the activities on offer and where the groups meet locally.

Email us or talk to someone on the phone for more information about Home-Start's work in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable & Faversham

CANTERBURY AND COASTAL HOME START comply with Data Protection Regulation            (GDPR) from May 2018 which replaces the Data Protection Act 1998.

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