Being a parent has never been easy. Regardless of social standing, gender or culture, it can be lonely, frustrating, heart-breaking and over-whelming.

Home-Start Oxford is a voluntary organisation providing free, confidential support for families with at least one child under the age of 5 in Oxford, and the centre and west of the county.

Whether parents are suffering from postnatal depression, isolation, bereavement, illness, or just finding family life difficult, we are there for them. We provide a range of services, including one-to-one support, where our trained, compassionate and friendly volunteers are matched with families, and group sessions designed to engage and inspire both parents and children.

Although Covid restrictions are behind us, we are still seeing the devastating impact that the pandemic has had on families.  This has been made worse by the cost of living crisis.  As a result, the service that we can offer is increasingly important.

That’s why we would love for you to run for us.  All Home-Start Oxford fundraisers at the Blenheim 7k events will get a t-shirt and be supported all the way to the finish line!

For more information, please email or visit

If you would like to support the Home Start team, please go to their JustGiving page.