Home-Start Oxford, Blackbird Leys Youth and Community Centre, Blackbird Leys Road, Oxford OX4 6HW                  Company number 5375011  Charity number 1108612

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Welcome to Home-Start in Oxford


Home-Start Oxford is a voluntary organisation which is committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.

Volunteers offer befriending support, practical and emotional advice in the homes of families who are having difficulties managing parenting for a variety of different reasons.

We call these “Home-Start Moments” and all parents can have them regardless of social standing, gender and culture.


Would you like to join our team?


We are hiring for a part-time fundraiser, and seeking a Trustee volunteer to lead our Board. Click here for more info



Find out more About us and the families we help at Home-Start Oxford on this page

Become a Home-Start family visiting volunteer

Find out about ways to help such as putting on fundraising events in the community, making a donation or helping us when you do your online shopping.


Home-Start Oxford - Latest Media Coverage

BBC Radio Oxford: Family Support Story

That’s Oxfordshire TV: Volunteer Recruitment







There are lots of people involved in my life at the moment, all trying to help, but the only one I feel really relaxed with is my Home-Start volunteer. I wish she could come every day!”

(Mother)

Staff contacts

Katharine Barber (Scheme Manager)

Karen Porter (Senior Co-ordinator)

Kerry Center (Family Co-ordinator)

Annie Brylewska-Cooper

(Family Co-ordinator)

Aline Todd (Family Support worker)

Lisa West (Family Support Worker)

Mel Henry (Administrator)


For general enquiries Email


Call the office:

01865 779991

Office admin hours

09.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.


If we are unable to take your call please do leave a message on our answer machine. We will get back to you as soon as possible