Home-Start Oxford

Blackbird Leys Youth & Community Centre

Blackbird Leys Road



T: 01865 779991

E: admin@homestart-oxford.org.uk

Charity registration no. 1108612

Home-Start Oxford is a company limited by guarantee

[England] registration no. 5375011


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Who we are

At the centre of all that we do and all that is best about Home-Start are our team of active volunteers. They are diverse in age and background but share an unshakeable commitment to the welfare of the families they support.

Our small staff team supports our volunteers. One Senior Co-ordinator and three Co-ordinators recruit, train and provide ongoing supervision of the volunteers. Our new Witney Family Group Coordinator delivers Group Sessions for families in West Oxfordshire, please click on latest news for further information.

Our Family Support Worker specialises in short-term, highly complex families where volunteer support may not be sufficient, our Scheme Manager ensures we have the funding and partnerships needed and together with our Business Administrator keeps the whole show on the road in our Blackbird Leys Office.

We are grateful for the support of many charitable trusts, individuals and institutional donors, some of whom are referenced below.

Home-Start Oxford is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It is managed by a Board of Trustees.

Want to know more? Click here to view our 2017/18 annual report. Click here to view our 2017/18 reports & accounts.

Home-Start UK

We are an independent local charity, who is  also part of the nationwide Home-Start UK network. . When Home-Start was founded in 1973 no-one involved in our unique parent-to-parent support service imagined that one local Home-Start in Leicester would be so effective and so popular with families that it would expand to more than 300 within 30 years.  Today all local Home-Starts come under the umbrella of Home-Start UK which is itself an independently registered charity. It assists local Home-Starts by providing advice and support, a quality assurance framework and national representation.

Staff Contacts

Katharine Barber (Scheme Manager)

Zena Forster (Fundraiser)

Karen Porter (Senior Co-ordinator)

Kerry Center (Family Co-ordinator)

Annie Brylewska-Cooper

(Family Co-ordinator)

Wendy Aldiss (Family Co-ordinator)

Aline Terres (Family Support worker)

Lisa West (Family Group Co-ordinator)

Mel Henry (Office Manager)

General enquiries

E: admin@homestart-oxford.org.uk

T: 01865 779991

Office admin hours - 9.00 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