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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Home-Start comes to Witney.

We are delighted to be able to extend our service in Witney and West Oxfordshire.

Come and find us at Witney Methodist Church for the following group sessions, for parents, carers and under 5’s:

Puddle Jumpers – Stay & Play – Wednesdays 9.30 – 11am (£1 suggested donation)

Babies Group – starting with Sing & Sign from Wednesday 16th January, 1.30 – 2.30pm (£2 per session)

We are recruiting for West Oxfordshire based volunteers to help support these sessions, and home visiting. Please contact Lisa West, Family Group Co-ordinator on 07590 863 095 for more information about the groups or volunteering.

We are also able to consider referrals for home-visiting support across West and Central Oxfordshire. Please call us in the first instance on 01865 779 991.

This recent expansion of our service has been made possible with support from Oxfordshire County Council’s Transition Fund, Councillors Ted Fenton and Laura Price, and funding from The Big Lottery.   

National leaders on Domestic Abuse

Home-Start Oxford is leading a national project, funded by Home-Start UK, to develop our pathway and enhanced models of support for parents and children who have experienced domestic abuse. This is a collaborative initiative that will draw on best practice developed in Oxford and other Home-Start charities around the country, building on our relationships with other domestic abuse specialists. Contact Katharine for more information. katharine@homestart-oxford.org.uk

“I always look forward to Tuesdays when our volunteer comes to visit. She is so kind, helpful and has a lovely sense of humour. We often play games that make my babies smile and chuckle. She is not just a helper but she has also become a valued friend”


Activities include:

Free Play

Snack time

Story time