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.
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.
Families need support for many different reasons, including: postnatal illness, isolation, relationship difficulties, poverty, disability, single parenthood, depression, mental illness and coping with multiple births or several young children.
You can refer yourself 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, or
Ask a friend, family member, or any other agency to contact us for you.
Registered Office: Merton Youth Office, 21 Leyton Road, London SW19 1DJ
Phone: 020 8646 6044
“Knowing that someone cares is wonderful. The feeling of loneliness and despair disappears entirely.”