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About Us

Home-Start Aberdeen is affiliated to Home-Start UK, the country’s leading family support organisation. The Aberdeen scheme, like all other Home-Start initiatives, is responsible for raising its own funds and is currently one of the largest in the UK. Each year, Home-Start Aberdeen provides around 220 local families, including 360 children, with up to 27,500 hours of support.

Background

Home-Start Aberdeen has been supporting families in the city since 1987. Our trained home visiting volunteers spend 2-3 hours per week with a local family, providing them with emotional and practical support in their own home environment. Families – who are mainly referred to Home-Start via health visitors and social workers – may be facing a variety of challenges. These include, but are not restricted to, ill health, disability, domestic violence or substance misuse.

Home-Start Aberdeen works with families to help them:

  • gain access to relevant health and welfare services
  • manage family budgets and nutrition
  • engage with their communities
  • enjoy family life again.

Latest News


Home-Start Worldwide Tokyo Conference: Our Blog
Scheme manager Georgette Cobban represented Home-Start Aberdeen at the 2017 Home read more>
Family Support Charity Launches 2017 Children’s Book Appeal
An Aberdeen-based family support charity has launched an appeal for books for c read more>
Comedy evening tickets on sale
Tickets are now on sale for our comedy evening in October, organised by the Frie read more>
Development lead vacancy
An exciting new opportunity exists for a development lead with Home-Start Aberde read more>