About Home-Start Teignbridge

We are a local community network of trained volunteers. We help families with children through challenging times

How we help

Home-Start Teignbridge helps children and changes lives. Working with families who have young children, we support them even when life is tough.

We believe families need support to solve problems before they become a crisis. We are there to give that support so that parents learn to cope. This improves their confidence and enables them to become more effective parents.

The first five years of your child’s life are vital for their development. Everything that happens during these years within the family strongly determines the life chances and opportunities your children will have. 

Children who are brought up in a loving and stable family environment will have a positive and happy future.

Home-Start works because our volunteers are parents and they understand how hard it can be to bring up children. They work with parents to help them cope with the stresses of life.

What we do

“Home-Start raises self-confidence, improves social networks, reduces difficult behaviour on the part of the child and improves mental and physical health” – Every Child Matters Government Green Paper.

Home-Start Teignbridge provides support to address many local issues and needs, including:

  • Social opportunities for new parents
  • Help build stronger connections
  • Social and rural isolation
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • School readiness
  • Healthy eating

Our Area

We are based in Newton Abbot and cover places as diverse as: Widecombe in the Moor, Buckfastleigh, Teignmouth, Tedburn St Mary and Exminster.


To empower parents to develop the knowledge, skills and resilience to enable their children to thrive.


Every parent has the support they need to give their children the best start in life.