Home-Start Derby is a local charity which supports parents in Derby and Amber Valley area who are going through challenging times.

Being a Mother, 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 Derby can help.

A carefully selected volunteer, who has parenting experience themselves, regularly visits a family, in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times for as long as it is helpful or needed. 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 initiatives “Easy Fund Raising”, “Localgiving.com” or hold a fundraising event on our behalf. Follow our Fundraising link to find out more.

Registered Charity

Home-Start Derby is a registered charity (registration number: 105676) You can find our entry on the Charity Commission website here: Home-Start Derby.

Published Reports

From time to time Home-Start Derby publishes official documents. You can search the site for reports by following this link: Home-Start Derby Reports.  Or you can select the latest ones in the news section down the left hand side. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us.

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