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Who We Help


If you are a parent with at least one child under the age of five then we at Home-Start East Cheshire may be able to help you.

We will try to support any family that needs us, as long as they have at least one child under five.

Support is usually provided via a trained  Volunteer who will visit in your own home for 2 to 3 hours a week to offer support, friendship and practical assistance.

Support Groups are also available where, if you prefer, you can meet and chat with other parents in one of our Family Groups

Here are just a few of the many reasons why families seek help from us here at Home-Start East Cheshire

  • Feeling lonely or isolated.Who We Help
  • Finding it hard to cope with everyday chores.
  • Feeling unhappy.
  • Finding it hard to cope because of illness.
  • Finding it hard to get out and about with young children.
  • Finding it hard to cope with the  children.
  • Lacking confidence and self-esteem.
  • Don't know where to go for help,
  • Dealing with difficult relationships within the family or relationship  breakdown.
  • Having difficulty dealing with a bereavement in the family.
  • Worrying that the children are unhappy.
  • Suffering with post natal depression and finding it hard to talk to anyone about it
  • Struggling with emotional and physical demands of having twins, triplets or more.

Here are some quotes from families we have helped.

  • "It felt hard to ask for help at first, but once the volunteer started coming to visit, I wished I'd done it years ago"

  • "Knowing she would be visiting got me through those early weeks. She helped me forget about all my worries and anxieties for a while, which meant I could put them in perspective"

  • "With Home-Start's help I got through a terrible time, and now my house is full of hope and laughter".

  • "Knowing that someone cares is wonderful. The feeling of loneliness and despair disappears entirely"

  • "They really listened and understood the stresses we've been feeling, and showed enormous empathy.  Home-Start Butser really has improved our family's lives."

If you think we can help YOU, please Contact Us

If you are not sure, and still have some Questions, don't worry, lots of people do. We have put together a list of the Frequently Asked Questions.