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In an ideal world Home-Start wouldn’t be needed. But for many parents the pressures of family life are simply too much to cope with alone. There are so many reasons for this including poverty, illness, family breakdowns, isolation, addiction and physical and mental health issues. About us>

And this is where Home-Start steps in…


Home-Start East Ipswich & Coastal aims to give children the best possible start in life. We support parents to  grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children, improve their Health and wellbeing  and widen their links locally.


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We have a current job vacancy for a Peer Support Co-ordinator based at our Martlesham office. Please click for further details

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Are you a very special sort of person?

Have you got what it takes to be a Home-Start volunteer? If you can:

· Listen with understanding
· Support without judging
· Maintain confidentiality
· And be committed to the family you visit

You could provide support to a local family that’s struggling, build up their confidence and ability to cope and change a child’s life-chances forever! Our volunteers are of all ages and backgrounds you need to have been a parent or have parenting experience but other than that, there is no template when it comes down to it, it’s your life experiences, attitudes and interpersonal skills that matter.

Can you help us support families to a better future? We have prep courses starting every other month, with 9 week courses set over 1 day a week, and week long intensive courses available. Details >