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Home Start Ayrshire

Phone: 01563 526507

15, Wellington Street

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Exciting news at Home-Start Ayrshire!!!

Our Family group "Little Stars" will be launching on Friday 12th February 2016 @ St Matthews Church in New Farm! Click here for more information.

Home-Start Ayrshire - Supporting Families

There is no rule book for raising a family. It can seem overwhelming especially if you are going through difficult times. A little help can make such a big difference.

Home-Start offers friendly and informal support by matching families with a suitable volunteer, who will visit them at home.

Our volunteers are are all parents themselves and they come from all walks of life, just like the families we support. They understand the stresses and strains of bringing up a young family.

Home-Start supports families from all parts of the community and for many different reasons. Our volunteers support families (with at least one child under eight) in their own homes. We offer a flexible approach to meet the individual needs of each family.

Volunteers are carefully matched to a family and then visit for approximately three hours a week.
They help by listening, offering companionship and by giving practical assistance.
They may help with things like: keeping appointments, playing with the children or simply providing another pair of hands.

There is no time limit to our support – Home-Start will visit families regularly to ensure that our support is still needed.

Click here for a referral form.

Ayrshire Home Start


We have rigorous vetting procedures for all our volunteers.
Before being accepted as a home-visiting volunteer, we require:

  • PVG Disclosures from Disclosure Scotland
  • Two personal references.

In addition to the above, all home-visiting volunteers must attend a Home-Start Preparation Course.
For further information, read our Helping Parents Leaflet.

Home Start Ayrshire
Scottish Charity No: SC035509
Big Lottery Funding
Children in Need
Lloyds TSB
Robertson trust
Home Start Ayrshire
Not in Ayrshire?
Below you can find links to South West Scottish Offices or you can use our Central Organisation Website to find an office close to you:


Glasgow North
Glasgow South
Home-Start Central



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