Home-Start Cotswolds

Helping parents give their children the best possible start in life


Quality Assurance Success

October 26, 2018

Last week Home-Start UK came to our office in Cirencester to review the quality of our service here in the Cotswolds. This review takes place every 3 years. We achieved 100% on this assessment & are deemed to ‘Demonstrate High… read more

Kieri’s Amazing Half Marathon Achievement

October 15, 2018

Congratulations to Kieri Dainty for completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 14th October, despite her recent breast cancer diagnosis. She did it in 2 hrs 22 mins with best friend Laura, who flew over from Canada to run with… read more

Call for new volunteers!

September 20, 2018

Could you – or anyone you know with parenting experience – help struggling families by visiting them once a week? We are launching our annual campaign to recruit new volunteers and our next preparation course starts in January. To find… read more

Dame Janet Trotter presents us with our QAVS!

September 13, 2018

On Monday 10th September, we were thrilled to welcome Dame Janet Trotter, Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, to Cirencester, where she presented us with our Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Dame Janet praised our ‘high calibre’ volunteers – obviously this includes our… read more

New date for Applause for a Cause!

August 20, 2018

There is a new date and venue for the ‘Applause for a Cause’ event, which was postponed from Friday 3rd August. It will now take place on Friday 7th September at Poulton Village Hall, Poulton GL7 5HS. Come along for… read more

Family Fun Day 2018

August 9, 2018

There was lots to see, do and make at our Family Fun Day in Northleach on 8th August. Thank you to Wayne Wonder Children’s Entertainer, Castles in the Sky bouncy castles, Becky at Cotswoldcre8, Katy for doing nails and Mosaics by… read more

Celebration Drinks Party, July 2018

July 23, 2018

An evening drinks party was held for Home-Start volunteers on 20th July in the attractive barn of Eastington Manor, nr Northleach, by kind permission of the owners. Everyone who attended was delighted to celebrate the recent Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services gained by Home-Start Cotswolds.

Applause for a Cause, Friday 3rd August 7.30pm

July 13, 2018

If you fancy some family friendly entertainment, including magic, music and comedy, ‘Applause for a Cause’ on Friday 3rd August at 7.30pm in Fairford could be just the thing. And we are one of the charities who will benefit from… read more

Newsletter July 2018

July 12, 2018

Discover our latest newsletter, featuring recent and forthcoming events, here: Newsletter_no36_July_2018

Prestigious Award for Home-Start Cotswolds

June 4, 2018

On 2nd June, everyone associated with Home-Start Cotswolds was delighted to hear that they have gained the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018 in recognition of their work with families in challenging circumstances. Hilary Morris, a founder Trustee, and Fiona… read more