About Us

Home-Start Richmond is part of Home-Start UK, the leading family support charity. We offer outreach services through volunteers giving regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.

ThFamily with volunteere Richmond charity was set up in 1995 and serves the whole borough of Richmond upon Thames, including Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen, Kew, Richmond, Ham, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Whitton.  Our Patron is Baroness Kramer of Richmond Park.

From the 3rd October 2016, we have been building up our service to support families in Kingston borough, including Berrylands, Chessington, Coombe, Hook Rise,  Norbiton, Surbiton, Tolworth.

On 1 April 2017, we merged with Home-Start Hounslow who support families in the whole of Hounslow borough.

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Could you be our Trustee?

Home-Start Richmond supports families with young children by recruiting and training volunteers to provide practical help and emotional support for families in their homes.

This is an exciting opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees for a successful voluntary organisation and make a real difference to the lives of families and children. It offers the chance to participate in the local community in a meaningful and rewarding way for personal and career development.

We enjoy the services of a vibrant and committed Board of Trustees with wide-ranging skill sets. Due to recent geographical expansion (we now serve the areas of Kingston and Hounslow boroughs) and to ensure that our Board continues to meet the needs of our expanding operations, we wish to enlarge and strengthen our Board primarily in the areas of Digital Technology and Fundraising.

The commitment is attendance at board meetings which take place every six weeks at Parkway House in Sheen in the evening. Our local network is very important to us and in order to play a full and rewarding part in Home-Start Richmond, trustee presence at local events and fundraising initiatives is expected. This is not onerous however and is at the trustee’s own discretion.

In addition, trustees typically support the staff on an ad hoc basis, within their own particular area of expertise.

The trustee role is an unpaid one but we can meet reasonable expenses associated with attending Board meetings or other events.

If you think that you have relevant skills and would relish the chance to be part of a successful and dynamic local enterprise, please apply for an information pack in the first instance to:

Louise Kerr, Chair of Trustees, Home-Start Richmond upon Thames




  1. Annual Report 2015-16 Leave a reply
  2. March 2017 Newsletter Leave a reply
  3. How Home-Start helped our family Leave a reply
  4. Recruiting for April Volunteer Course Leave a reply
  5. The Big Volunteer Thank You Leave a reply
  6. Winter 2017 Newsletter Leave a reply
  7. A Book and A Brew – Home-Start Book Swap Parties Leave a reply
  8. December 2016 Newsletter Leave a reply
  9. Snowflake Appeal – Sarah’s Story Leave a reply