Who We Are

Home-Start Havant understands the local community needs, having operated in the Havant Borough for over 30 years.

Home-Start Havant is an independent charity set up in 1983 by a steering group of professionals who realised that vulnerable, isolated families need friendship, support and practical assistance to help prevent crisis and family breakdown.  In March 2005, the Scheme became a charitable company limited by guarantee.

In 2013-2014 the Scheme supported 144 families with 352 children through a team of 40 carefully selected and trained volunteers who are all parents themselves.  Twenty five percent of families were also supported at our 3 Family Groups that offer welcoming, inclusive and stimulating environment for parents and their children 50 weeks of the year. 

Research into Home-Start....confirms that they produce benefits for parents and children.  "Home-Start raises self confidence, improves social networks, reduces difficult behaviour on the part of the child and improves physical and mental health." Every Child Matters