Welcome to Home-Start West Somerset

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Home-Start is a voluntary organisation offering support, friendship and practical help to families at home with children under seven.

Here at Home-Start West Somerset, we support families from Minehead to Watchet and from Porlock to Dulverton!



Bumpstart - giving your child a chance

Bump-Start is our innovative early intervention programme using volunteers to support families through pregnancy, the birth experience and during the first year of their baby’s life.

Find out more about Bumpstart!

Big Hopes, Big Future - supporting parents and their children to be 'ready for school'

Big Hope Big Future aims to enable Home-Start volunteers to promote parental engagement with their children to support them to be ready for school.

Volunteers will support families to:

  • Establish good routines,
  • Help parents to manage children’s behaviour,
  • Encourage parents to focus on raising levels of early literacy.
Find out more about Big Hope Big Future!

Charity Commission Endorsed Home-Start Quality Assured