Home-Start Essex

Home-Start Essex is a local community network of trained volunteers who can help families with young children through their challenging times.

Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer.  They have a variety of programmes that parents can access:

  • home visiting
  • family groups
  • telephone befriending
  • school readiness
  • wellbeing groups and other projects

The service is supportive, non-judgemental, approachable, professional, inclusive, collaborative and family led.

Use the find your nearest Home-Start page to search for Home-Starts nearest to you.


Who the service provides for

0 to 10 year olds and parents and carers.


How the service is accessed

Self-referral or professional referral.


Phone number

01245 847410

Operational locations

  • National