When you are so low, you don’t even know you are broken. I had a serious operation and if I didn’t have my volunteer then it would have been my breaking point

- A parent


Home Start West DorsetWe are a local independent charity offering friendship, advice and practical support to families who live in West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland. We help parents, with a child under 5, discover or rediscover the joy of parenting. We are self funded and governed but work in partnership with Home-Start UK.

Home-Start West Dorset
Paceycombe House (Suite B)
Paceycombe Way

Phone:                                   01305265072

Email: office@homestartwestdorset.co.uk

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Get Support

Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes! Through a network of trained parent volunteers we support parents in West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland who are finding it difficult to cope. Find out about the support we can offer your family. Or if your are a health professional click here






Snowflake Play Day

Dorchester Mayoress helped raise over £400, read more....


Kelly and her daughter raised over £400 for HSWD, read more...


HSWD will have a stand at the next Dorset WAND event on Saturday 11 March 2017 at the Dorford Centre, Dorchester.














Give Support

Could you make a difference to local families by supporting us? Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. Your experience as a parent can really help others. I would like to know more about volunteering.








12 NEW VOLUNTEERS have joined the HSWD scheme, completing the training course in December 2016.









Our next volunteer preparation training course will commence on Wednesday 27 September 2017.