For families
Families Volunteer With Us Referrer Info

 * Update on our Service during the Corona Virus outbreak*

* We are still providing weekly flexible support to our families via Telephone/Video/Text service, therefore Referrals are still being taken and can be matched as appropriate. Our Admin staff are not working from the office so please Do not call the office number. Referrals can sent to our email address: Homestart.shpt@gmail.com or our office mobile 07307 873163 or if you require a copy of our referral form and cannot download it from the website then please Email us. *


Having a friend can be one of the most enriching and supportive relationships in a person’s life … and it can easily be taken for granted. At Home-Start South & West Devon we value friendship.
Many parents, desperate to do the right thing to give their children the best start in life, find they are fighting against the odds.

What some parents may see as a ‘simple trip out to the shops’ for a parent who has triplets in tow can seem impossible.

Home-Start South & West Devon supports parents with at least one child under 12 who are dealing with issues such as…

  • isolation
  • sickness
  • disability
  • mental health
  • domestic abuse
  • twins/triplets
  • difficult relationships

We can help these parents to feel that the ‘impossible’ is possible!

One parent described Home-Start as ‘ARMBANDS IN DEEP WATER’ because we offer a lifeline to parents who feel overwhelmed and in desperate need of support, reassurance and friendship.

Home-Start South & West Devon supports families in the areas of Plymouth, Torbay, West Devon and the South Hams.

What to expect from us

Home-Start South and West Devon are committed to equal opportunities and safer recruitment practices as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults. Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken. You can read our safeguarding policy here: