About Us

Our challenge: Childhood can’t wait  

What happens in a child’s earliest years will affect the rest of their lives.  Babies and toddlers need nutrition, good health, safety and security, responsive care and early learning opportunities to support their growth and development.  Today families living in Aberdeen face more pressures than ever putting them at risk of crisis or breakdown. Our challenge is to respond to families’ needs, providing the right support, from the right person at the right time.
Home Start Volunteer

Our solution:  Making early years count 

One of the most important things that any society can do is to ensure that every baby and child receives the nurturing care they need to have the best start in life. We’re there for families when they need us most via our local community network of trained volunteers. We work alongside them to help them create a secure and loving home environment where their children can grow up happy, healthy, confident and able to achieve their full potential. 


Our Values: 

  1. The Child at the Centre – the wellbeing and safety of the child is always paramount
  2. Inclusive – we are open to all, value diversity and are committed to equalit
  3. Responsive – we provide the help and support which families tell us they need
  4. Respect – we treat people with empathy and are non-judgemental
  5. Partnership – we work in partnership with each other, with families and with other organisations
  6. Openness – we are committed to a culture of teamwork, collaboration and transparency
  7. Quality – we strive for excellence through continuous improvement


Our Impact

Every year we support over 200 families with children aged under 5.  Our work focuses on 4 key outcomes.

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Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. 
We have almost 100 home visiting volunteers who have undergone a robust and comprehensive training programme to give them the knowledge
and skills they need to help families make sure their children get off to a great start.

Volunteering opportunities

‘My Story’

Before Jamie was helped by Home-Start Aberdeen she was faced with her daughter’s challenging behaviour and fussy eating, which was putting their whole family at risk. 

Read Jamie's Story

Charity shop

Our charity shop is located in the heart of the city at 101 George Street, opposite the John Lewis building, and it’s a great place to bag a bargain. 
Shop profits are used to help fund our work supporting families in Aberdeen.

Find out more about our shop
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