Home-Start Derby is a local charity which supports ordinary parents in and around Derby 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. These are located in various locations on this website and available for download. If you are looking for reports such as Annual Accounts, AGM reports, Evaluation reports; these can be easily located on this site.

You can perform a search on this site for reports where all of the reports will be listed in date order.  To locate the detail and the links to the respective documents; click on  the item you are seeking in the list. They can all be located by following this link:  Home-Start Derby reports.    If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us.

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