Home-Start Central Lancashire is an early intervention, family support charity which gives families support and friendship during difficult, challenging times.  We support parents as they grow in confidence and strengthen relationships with their children.

Home-Start believes in supporting parents to give their children a good start in life and to help them achieve their full potential.

We support families with children 0-11 years old in the areas of Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire.

Our Vision

Helping families with children feel happy, confident and supported.

Our Aim

Home-Start reaches out to parents with children through positive support and friendship.  We encourage families to increase their confidence and independence, improve health and wellbeing whilst helping them to build better lives and futures.

The Home-Start Network

Home-Start schemes are rooted in the communities they serve.  We are managed locally but are supported by a national organisation, Home-Start UK, which offers direction, training, information and guidance to schemes and ensures consistent and quality support for parents and children.

Home-Start has a proven, lasting, positive impact on the development of children and the health and welfare of the family.

Meet the Team

Angela Melling

CEO Read More

Eunice Weller

Administrative Assistant Read More

Sue Boult

Senior Home Visiting Coordinator / PIC Lead Read More

Fran Green

Home Visiting Coordinator Read More

Fidelis Seed

Home Visiting Coordinator Read More

Shirley Gent

Home Visiting Coordinator Read More

We have a team of dedicated, caring, supportive staff who want to help families through difficult times.

We deliver the service by promoting an open minded, empathetic, confidential service whilst working with families with a pro-active, positive, “can do” attitude.

Our Service

Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes…

We help families by providing two key areas of support:

Our home visiting service provides a family with a Home-Start volunteer with parenting experience, they can visit a family weekly for up to three hours providing practical and emotional support which is tailored to each individual family.

“Just being able to get this off my chest without being judged or criticized means everything to me” mum who had been diagnosed with post-natal depression.”

“Sometimes just having the extra pair of hands at home can make all the difference” – Mum of 6 Children

We run groups throughout Central Lancashire for pre-school children and their parents/carers, the groups are run for 2 hours once a week during term time.

We provide the family groups for parents/carers to support you in your most important role as your child’s first educator.

We structure the family groups so that children and parents/carers can play and learn together in a supportive welcoming environment.

To know more about our service, how we help families and our volunteers please explore our What We Do section.