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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Phone us: 01865 779991

Welcome to Home-Start in Oxford & Bicester

Home-Start Oxford is a voluntary organisation which is committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age.

Volunteers offer befriending support, practical and emotional advice in the homes of families who are having difficulties managing parenting for a variety of different reasons.

We call these “Home-Start Moments” and all parents can have them regardless of social standing, gender and culture.

If you would like to find out more or help in some way then….

Find out more About us and the families we help on this page

Become a Home-Start family visiting volunteer

Become a Trustee

Find out about Other ways to help such as putting on fundraising events in the community, making a donation or helping us when you do your online shopping.


Home-Start Oxford are always on the look out for potential volunteers, please have a look at our “Become a volunteer” page for further information.

Home-Start Oxford is supported by Oxford University Community Fund

“There are lots of people involved in my life at the moment, all trying to help, but the only one I feel really relaxed with is my Home-Start volunteer. I wish she could come every day!”


Staff contacts

Mel Henry (For general enquiries)


Katharine Barber (Scheme Manager)


Karen Porter (Senior Co-ordinator)


Aline Todd (Family Support worker)


Lisa West (Family Support Worker)


Kerry Center (Family Co-ordinator)


Annie Brylewska-Cooper (Family Co-ordinator)


Call the office:

01865 779991

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

If no-one is available to take your call, please leave a message, and we will get back to you within two working days.