Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Home Start Wessex

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Welcome to Home-Start Wessex. Offering friendship and support to local families. Home-Start Wessex is now the UK's leading family support charity offering friendship and informal support to parents with young children, in local communities throughout the UK, so that every child can have a good start in life.

We help local families with children under 5 who are experiencing difficulties.

We also offer a volunteer service to support families (2-3 hours) per week or refer them to one of our family groups. Families can refer themselves or ask a health professional to refer them.

At Home-Start Wessex we have now extended our telephone and online support with a fully trained volunteer to families with children under 5.

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Venue/Contact Details
1462 Wimborne Road
BH10 7AS
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Office opening hours are Monday to Thursday between 9am and 5pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Eligibility criteria:
All families must have at least one child under the age of 5 years old. Initially, you will be sent a referral form to complete and then a co-ordinator will come out to meet you to establish if you are eligible for our services.
Booking Information:
Please send enquiries via a Co-ordinator will then contact them to discuss the next steps
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Languages spoken
  • English