Pre-order your 2018 Christmas Cards!

Our 2018 Christmas cards feature this stunning image by local artist Nadia Day and will be available to buy from early November. Pre-order yours now…

Cards, all in packs of 10 with 10 envelopes, cost £4 per pack or £10 for 3 packs and are available to buy by completing the form below and returning it to the office, together with a cheque for the required amount.

Alternatively you can purchase cards at our Carol Service on Tuesday 4th December at St Mary’s Church, Barnes, or from early November, at Carter Jonas (the sponsor of our Carol Service), 70 White Hart Lane, SW13 0PZ.

You can purchase your ticket(s) for this year’s Carol Service online here or at Carter Jonas.

Thank you to Nadia for kindly allowing us to use this special image.

For further information contact Home-Start on 020 8487 8500 or

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Tickets are now available for our Carol Service in Barnes

Tickets are now on sale for our 11th popular fundraising Carol Service at St Mary’s Church, Barnes, on Tuesday 4th December.

There will be a great line up of local celebrity readers and a special performance by King’s House Boys’ Choir.

This event always sells out so you are advised to book early.

Click here to purchase your tickets online priced at £25 each (students £10 each and free entry for under 15’s).

Alternatively, from early November, you can purchase tickets from Carter Jonas (70 White Hart Lane, SW13 0PZ) or by sending a SAE and a cheque, payable to ‘Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow’, to Claire Leonard at Home-Start Richmond Kingston & Hounslow, 211 Parkway House, Sheen Lane, East Sheen, SW14 8LS.

For further information, contact Home-Start on 020 8487 8500 or

Doors open at 7.00pm.

All money raised will go towards supporting local children and families experiencing difficulties in the London Boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow.

Parenting Talk: Future Proof Your Child – Tickets now available

We are delighted that Dr Kathryn Weston has agreed to deliver another parenting talk for us, this time on the subject of Future Proof Your Child: A parent’s guide to helping your child develop the skills they need to succeed in today’s world.

The talk will take place at Surbiton High School (6th Form Centre) on Thursday 15 November 2018 from 19.30.

Full details and tickets, priced £10 (plus booking fee), are now available to buy online.

For further details contact Claire Leonard on 020 8487 8500.

Save the dates: Parenting Talk and Carol Service in Barnes

Add some of our most popular events to your calendar now. Further information and ticket details for both events to be announced soon…

Parenting Talk with Dr Kathy Weston

Date:    Thursday 15 November 2018
Venue:  Surbiton High School
Time:    19.30 – 21.30

Due to popular demand Kathy is back with our third Parenting Talk.

Christmas Carol Service in Barnes

Date:    Tuesday 4 December 2018
Venue:  St Mary’s Church, Barnes
Time:    19.00 – 21.00

In its 11th year, this key annual event will feature celebrity readers, children’s orchestra and a guest choir.

For more information, contact Claire Leonard on 020 8487 8500.

Host a book swap party to support us!

Our A Book and a Brew campaign is back!

Join us throughout the Summer to help raise awareness across the Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow boroughs and host a Home-Start book swap party. It’s a fun and easy event to host, with three simple steps:

  1. Invite your friends for a brew (or some bubbles!)
  2. Ask them to bring 1 or 2 books to swap and, if they want to, give a small donation to us
  3. Raise awareness and funds of the charity

It’s a great way to de-clutter and revive your book shelves in advance of any Summer holiday you have planned.

If you’re interested in hosting a book swap party for Home-Start, please contact Claire Leonard by emailing here , or calling 020 8487 8500, and she will send you a party pack containing everything you need. Parties should take place between June and September, but feel free to host at another time that is convenient to you.

Spring 2018 newsletter

Hello and welcome to the Spring issue of Home-Start Richmond, Kingston & Hounslow news. We’ve had a busy first quarter to 2018 working on some exciting projects.

As always, thank you for your support. Continue reading and catch-up on our news here.

Free volunteer course in East Sheen, September to November 2018


If you have some free time after the Summer, and you are a parent or grandparent, you could help other families with pre-school children. We are offering a free course to train you to be a home-visiting volunteer, supporting families with difficulties such as post-natal illness, bereavement or disability.

Our next course will run at our office in East Sheen on Tuesdays, 9.30am – 2.30pm, from 18 September to 13 November (excluding half-term). It can be accredited to NVQ 1 or 2.

After the course, you would visit a family for 2-3 hours a week. For more information, please contact Angie Ahmed on 020 8487 8500 or email