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.

Puddle Jumpers – Stay & Play – Wednesdays 9.30 – 11am (£1 suggested donation) Please click here for more information.

Babies Group – starting with Sing & Sign from Wednesday 16th January, 1.30 – 2.30pm (£2 per session) Please click here for more information

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”


Home-Start is recruiting.

National Lottery Reaching Communities funding is enabling us to extend our reach to families in the City and West Oxfordshire. This is an opportunity to work as part of a skilled and friendly team.

We want to hear from you, if you have:

an understanding of vulnerable families’ needs

experience of working with volunteers

experience of supporting parents and young children

knowledge of safeguarding procedures

good communication, networking and IT skills

experience of running groups

For an application pack: email admin@homestart-oxford.org.uk

To discuss the role, contact Karen Porter, Senior Co-ordinator 01865 779991

Closing date for applications: Midday, Tuesday 4th June 2019