There are 2 family groups currently being delivered in the South Ribble and West Lancashire area.
The groups currently offered are specific to a particular age and focus (see further info below) and offer a safe, welcoming environment where confidence and skills can be nurtured. Positive relationships develop between parents and volunteers and this helps to identify a family’s individual needs. Some of these needs can be met within the group, others may require a referral to our home visiting service or signposting to other more appropriate services.

“Myself and my son have gained friends. It helps us socialise and bond in a safe environment, enjoying activities we might not do at home”


Penguin Group

Home-Start Penguin group is a small friendly group which caters for families with children with additional needs.

We offer support and stimulating play sessions to families who may find it difficult to access generic groups due to their situation and their child’s condition.

Volunteer staff are on hand to give help and advice in a non-judgemental and sensitive way or just there to listen and understand.

Families who attend Penguins describe the group as invaluable and welcoming and often go on to use other services signposted by the group staff.

“Sense of normality for Jacob, supportive environment to chat to other people without being judged”

Mum to Mum

Mum to Mum meets weekly on Wednesdays 10.30am at The Grove in Burscough.
For Mums with babies up to 12 months.

Support and help for Mums with Post Natal Depression.
Reducing isolation, promoting friendships and well-being.

We have recently made links with the local Specialist Mental Health Midwife who is working with us to teach Mums how to reduce their own anxieties and relieve stress.
We are also hoping to host First Aid training and a Sling Library in the upcoming weeks.

Come and join us.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning 09:30 to 11:30 Penguins @Broadfield Leyland Mum to Mum 10.30am at The Grove in Burscough
Afternoon 13:00 to 15:00
Afternoon 13:00 to 15:00