Home-Start North Dorset

Home Start North Dorset is an independent registered charity that supports struggling families living in the North Dorset area and where there is at least one child under five. We recruit and train volunteers who offer informal, confidential advice, support and friendship by way of flexible one-to-one practical and emotional help to families. The support given is tailored to the needs of the parents & children with issues such as behaviour management, healthy eating, accessing support services, managing a home and learning through play. Parents learn to cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, time and strength they need to nurture their children. Confidence improves and parents build better lives for their families and in turn give their children the best possible start in life. Home-Start's help is free and confidential.


Venue address
Office 2 The Exchange
Old Market Hill
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1FH
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-17:00
Tue: 09:00-17:00
Wed: 09:00-17:00
Thu: 09:00-17:00
Fri: 09:00-17:00

Service Details

Additional Information

The volunteers visit the same family for 2 to 3 hours each week on a long-term basis working alongside parents, in their own homes. Home-Start North Dorset helps families deal with whatever life throws at them. Parents and volunteers often develop a deeply trusting relationship which can lead to powerful change within the family. Contact us for an informal chat on 01258 473038 or email office@home-start-northdorset.co.uk The charity is managed by a board of unpaid trustees and is responsible for raising all its own funds.

Referral information

Anyone can refer a family with the family’s permission. Families can self-refer, please call in first instance

Age Range Details
Families with children aged 0 -5 years
Related Links
Home-Start North Dorset facebook page
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Address: Office 2  The Exchange  Old Market Hill  Sturminster Newton  Dorset