No-one understands the stresses that being a parent brings better than another parent.  That is why Home-Start Guernsey is such a valuable part of the local community and has now been running in Guernsey for seven years.

Home-Start recruits parents as volunteers who visit families experiencing stressful times. The volunteers work with families by simply encouraging parent’s strengths and emotional well-being for the benefit of their children.

Home-Start offers a unique blend of support and friendship achieved by home visiting. Support can be practical or emotional, but is always free, confidential and non-judgmental.

The fact that a number of families refer themselves and that parents who have been supported by Home-Start sometimes go on to be volunteers themselves, speaks for itself. 

Home-Start Guernsey achieved 100% in its recent Quality Assurance review.

Home-Start also runs a drop-in group “Dragonflies” every Tuesday morning from 9.30-11.30 at Roseville Community Centre.  Click here to see the leaflet.


Home-Start Guernsey is based at the Roseville Community Centre where    co-ordinators Jules and Hayley, recruit and train volunteers and match them with families who are supported by weekly home visits.


Patrons - Mrs. Lynda Walker, Sir Richard Collas

Chair - Jurat Margaret Spaargaren

Vice Chair - Nicola Hopkins

Treasurer - Jurat Jonathan Hooley

Trustees - Jackie Edwards,

Rachael Hockey, Debbie Aldous,

Nicola Hopkins, Nigel Dorey

Family Representative - Vacant

Volunteer Representative Trustee - Nancy Ogier, Ali Le Tocq

Advisers to the Board - Gillian Brereton, Kim Reece-Sheerin,

Stephen Eldridge


From 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015 Home-Start have supported over 60  children in Guernsey