Home-Start Bracknell Forest – celebrating 30 years of support


On our Spring Family Raceday, we were delighted to welcome Home-Start Bracknell Forest  -  a charity whom we have supported via our grant funding and whom are our nominated 2024 charity to receive public donations from any online ticket bookings.
In celebration of their 30th anniversary, we have named our 4.30pm race “The Home-Start Bracknell Forest Veterans’ Handicap Steeple Chase” and invited charity representatives to present trophies to winning connections.  You can read more about their services below:
Home-Start Bracknell Forest are a family support charity, celebrating 30 years of providing invaluable support and friendship to local vulnerable families, resulting in positive outcomes for thousands of families living in the community.  Having a friend can be one of the most enriching and supportive relationships in a person´s life and it can easily be taken for granted.  Home-Start Bracknell Forest value friendship. 
We are a local charity which supports ordinary parents in Bracknell Forest who are going through extraordinary times.
Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be very difficult at times, especially when children are young. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have little support from family and friends, just when they need it most.

A carefully selected volunteer who has parenting experience, will regularly visit a family in their own home, offering emotional and practical support through difficult times. This parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of giving hope and enabling families to get back on track.  Home-Start Bracknell also provide regular targeted family groups to enhance family wellbeing whilst reducing isolation and loneliness; helping families to build positive community networks, enabling families to create nurturing stable environments for children to thrive.

Home-Start Bracknell Forest supports parents (and parents-to-be), who have young children and who are dealing with issues such as:
  • Isolation
  • Mental health
  • Sickness and disability
  • Domestic abuse
  • Multiple birth
  • Difficult relationships
  • Difficulty in managing children’s development
Support is confidential, flexible and responsive to each family’s individual needs and can include:
  • Being a listening ear
  • Adult company
  • Helping and playing with your children
  • Giving reassurance
  • Helping you to find out about and access other local amenities and services
  • Giving encouragement and motivation
  • Giving practical help
If you live within Bracknell Forest with a child aged 5 years or under and would like support from a home visiting trained volunteer or would like to join one of our regular Groups, please get in touch and one of our friendly team will go through the process with you.  Home-Start Bracknell Forest are here for you when you need us most -because childhood can’t wait.

For more information, call 01344 860025 or email [email protected]