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Children had great fun cooking today!

4 April 2016

AGM Disney Party Fun.

26 March 2016

Fantastic present donations from Olivia!

17 December 2015

A huge thank you to Olivia Corbin-Phillip who is a student at the University of Essex who donated two huge boxes of Christmas Presents for the families that we support.  Olivia decided that instead of sending Christmas Presents to friends and families she decided that she would donate the equivalent to Home-Start Colchester instead.

Christmas Presents Donations from the staff at Boots


On Wednesday 16th December we received a generous donation of Christmas Presents from the staff at Boots, The Chemists. On Children in Need Day, all Boots Staff dressed up and raised money for Children in Need (who also fund our I Can Do It Project). Melanie Farnworth, Area Manager collected Christmas Presents from staff to donation to a […]

Colchester New Church invites Home-Start staff to collect fruit and veg to deliver to families.

6 October 2015

Rev. Howard A. Thompson provided Home-Start Colchester with the   opportunity to speak and meet  with  Colchester New Church  congregation, share a meal and kindly receive fruit and vegatables from  the harvest festival service. “May the families you serve feel blessed by the fresh food and veg we collected this week.” Colchester New Church 175-181 Maldon Road […]

Margaret Harrison, founder and life president of Home-Start, the UK’s largest voluntary family support charity, died at home on Sunday 16th August 2015.

30 August 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce that Margaret Harrison, founder and life president of Home-Start, the UK’s largest voluntary family support charity, died at home on Sunday 16th August 2015. Margaret began the charity in Leicester in 1973 and led it for 25 years.  In the 1980s Home-Start was the fastest growing social […]

Volunteer Impact Report

13 June 2015

Home-Start has been working with volunteers to offer parents the support they need to give their children the best start in life. At the heart of our service is the offer of support and guidance from one parent to another – a deceptively simple but incredibly powerful approach through which we have made a lifetime […]

Home-Start Colchester achieves 100% Quality Assured.

24 March 2015

Duchess of Cambridge receives Royal welcome to Home-Start

23 March 2015

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has heard stories from volunteers and families about the work of Home-Start on a visit to Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich on Wednesday 18 March.     The Duchess used her visit to talk with other parents of young children, and to learn about the challenges they can […]

BT staff collect Xmas presents for Home-Start children.

10 December 2014

B.T staff delivered lots of shoe boxes filled with lovely presents for some of the children we support. Listening to all the things BT staff did to raise funds and create these fab presents is very heart warming. Some little children are not going to believe what santa has sent when staff hand deliver these […]