What we do


What we do

Home-Start Merton is a voluntary organisation in which parent volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under the age of eleven, in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown, whilst emphasising the pleasures of family life.

D%20DSC_0594_special_needs_boy_sister_volunteer_jpgHome-Start Merton knows how hard being a parent can be, particularly during the early years, and that any additional pressures can make things seem overwhelming.

Home-Start Merton recognises the diversity in families and respects race, cultural and religious traditions. All relationships are based on good communication, respect and trust. The relationship between the Home-Start volunteer and the family is established by choice.

F%20j(1)_group_jpgFamilies need support for many different reasons, including: postnatal illness, isolation, relationship difficulties, poverty, disability, single parenthood, depression, mental illness and coping with multiple births and children’s challenging behaviour.

You can self refer by contacting us at the address/phone number below, or

Talk to your GP, school, or other professionals you may be working with to make a referral on your behalf

Registered Office: The Chaucer Centre, Canterbury Road, Morden, SM4 6PX

Phone: 020 8646 6044

“Knowing that someone cares is wonderful. The feeling of loneliness and despair disappears entirely.”

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