Message from our chair

I am very proud to have become chair in the 25th year that Home-Start Oxford has been helping families in Oxford and Bicester.

As one of our wonderful volunteers said recently, we do what our name says - we start in the home with families who have invited us in.

A really positive engagement from the beginning becomes a unique form of befriending by our volunteers which gives parents greater confidence in their parenting, and enables them better to enjoy the pleasures of being mums and dads to their children.

In our 'Silver' year, so many thanks go to all the volunteers who are or have been visiting and supporting families, and also to all our present and past trustees and advisors for their important guidance and leadership.

We do face challenges, not least with funding, but our aim is to keep helping families for another 25 years..

Alison Scott - Chair of the Trustee Board