My volunteer would see my need – she would always ask me but she could always see what needed to be done – even if I couldn’t ask her

- 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:                                   01305 265072


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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





Absolutely Fabulous Fashion Show!

HSWD and Travelling Trends hosted a throughly enjoyable  Fashion Show on Wednesday 14 September.

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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.









Please support Chris who will be running two marathons in the Sahara Desert raising funds for HSWD!