Falling for Home-Start families

Home-Start Sheffield supports over 550 vulnerable children every year by providing advice, support and practical help to families in need.

Families we work with have said that they are in free-fall and describe Home-Start as their parachute.


Lose the Blues group has moved

From Tuesday 10th June, our Lose the Blues group will be held at the Primrose Childrens Centre on Creswick Street.

This group is for women vulnerable to or diagnosed with Postnatal depression and has a programme of activites for parents and children.

It runs every Tuesday, 1-3pm.  For more information or to make a referral please call Joanne Glen on 0114 2788377.LTB Poster-page-001

Thank you to all the ‘Stanage Stumblers’ 2014

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On Sunday 4th May, over 170 people showed their support for Home-Start by walking or in some cases running up to 25 miles! It was our best turn out in 5 years and we hope to have smashed our previous achievement by raising over £3000 to support vulnerable Sheffield families.

We would like to thank everyone who took part, helped on the day and donated raffle prizes.  There are more photos on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/stanagestumble


Chief exec of Home-Start UK visits Sheffield

This week we had a visit from Rob Parkinson the new Chief Exec of Home-Start UK and we were joined by staff from other Home-Starts in the region.  It was interesting to hear about Rob’s background and his vision for Home-Start.


Next Preparation Course on 14th May 2014

City centre volunteering-page-001Are you a parent?

Can you spare 2-3 hours a week?

Could you be a Home-Start Volunteer and visit a family in their own home once a week?

Places are available on this course, which will take place at a City Centre venue from Wednesday 14th May for 9 weeks. Please go to our Volunteers page for more information and to download an application pack.

Exciting new project – Big Hopes Big Futures

Big Hopes, Big Futures is a new project about supporting families with their child’s early learning and preparing them for the transition to school. There is a lot of evidence to show that if a child is able to start school ready to learn, for example is able to concentrate and play with other children, then they are more likely to achieve throughout their school life. (more…)

Stanage Stumble 2014



The infamous Stanage Stumble challenge walk will be back again (possibly for the last time) on Sunday 4th May 2014.

The challenge is to complete the 12,17 or 25 mile route within a 10 hour time limit taking in the beuatiful Limb valley, Fox House, Stanage Edge and returning over Redmires Moor back to Limb valley and finish at HSBC sports ground, Limb Lane, Dore. (more…)

Meet Sue Dunn

Sue DunnI was born in Sheffield but have lived in Cardiff for a time, then The Midlands and then settled again in Sheffield. Before Home-Start I worked as a receptionist in an Estate Agent’s. (more…)

Meet Pam Webster

Pam WebsterI was born in Sheffield 61 years ago and have lived all my life here.

I started my working life as an audio typist with Eagle Star Insurance and was there for 8 years before joining South Yorkshire Police. I was, in fact, the first woman police constable to join the new force in 1974, which had previously been Sheffield and Rotherham Constabulary. I left the Police Force just after getting married and went back to office work for a couple of years before leaving work to start my family. (more…)

Meet Dot Copeland

Dot CopelandI have lived in Sheffield all my life and have been volunteering for Home-Start for 8 years. Previously I was a travelling sales rep for 40 years in the motor trade. I found after a very short time into my retirement that I missed my working routine and didn’t like being at home all day or buying things I didn’t need in town. I wasn’t happy and needed something else in my life. (more…)