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.


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

Become a Home-Start family visiting volunteer

Home-Start is recruiting. Please click here for further information

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 Interview Family Support Story - Loneliness

Oxford City Council funding film featuring Home-Start

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!”


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)

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

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