Things we can help with

Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart breaking and over-whelming.

Life-changing events can happen to anyone. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times.

Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to help them work alongside you to overcome the challenges you are facing. We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support that you tell us that you need.

Mental ill health and postnatal illness

More than a third of parents we support ask for our help to cope with postnatal illness, their own or their child’s mental ill-health.

Disability and illness

Coping with a long-term illness or a physical disability can be a life-changing experience for parents and children.

Forces families

Home-Start Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre works in British Forces families bases on the Fylde Coast.

Isolation

Moving away from friends, no family nearby, not knowing your local community – you’re not alone.

Bereavement

Struggling with the death of a partner, a parent, or a child can take anyone into a world of grief and isolation.

Money issues

We help families with organising their money if they find it overwhelming or if it’s hard to make ends meet.

Twins, triplets and multiple children

Double delight or triple trouble? Multiple births can bring both.

When a relationship ends

If you are trying to cope after a separation, divorce, or after leaving an abusive relationship.