We’re there for parents when they need us the most, because childhood can’t wait.

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Volunteers are central to the work of Home-Start. They provide invaluable friendship, emotional and practical support to parents in need

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The earliest years make the biggest difference. Home-Start makes sure those years count, so that no child's future is limited

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Making a difference in Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton

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Period: 2022 – 2023

Welcome to Home-Start Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton

Home-Start Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton is a local charity which provides emotional and practical support to parents with at least one child under five years old.

We are an independent charity affiliated to Home-Start UK, the country’s leading family support charity. Our volunteers are all parents and are trained, supported and supervised to Home-Start UK standards.

Our aim is to provide early support to families who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life, including a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, physical and mental health issues.

We work alongside parents in their homes to help raise their self-confidence and their ability to cope in an increasingly pressured society. Our emphasis is on parents helping parents.

Looking for the news? we have the latest news at the bottom of this page and for all news and events please visit our news page

Get Support

We work with you to build on your strength and give you the support you tell us you need.

Ways to Volunteer

By volunteering a few hours each week you can transform the lives of young children and their parents in the community.

Why fundraise for us?

A child’s earliest years are the most important. Home-Start wants to make sure those years count. Can you help us?

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Featured News from Home-Start Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton

Below here we have the last three featured news items published by Home-Start Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton. The latest information is at the top left of the section below, with older information to the right. To open an item, click on the title, image (if one is present), or the read more link.

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Volunteer Preparation course

Volunteer Preparation course

We're part way through our volunteer preparation course and our new recruits have been learning about safeguarding, building a secure foundation, communication and values & attitudes. So far our new volunteers have found the course really helpful and it has raised...

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Welcome Louise

Welcome Louise

I’m delighted to be re-joining Home-Start Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton as Head of Organisational Development & Fundraising. I first became aware of Home-Start in 1994 when my mum first became a volunteer. In 2017, when my youngest started school, I...

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