My volunteer is one of the two people in the world I would leave my children with

- 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


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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





Spring Barn Dance

Saturday 20 May at Ashton Farm in Martinstown near 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.








HSWD will be having a stand at the Sherborne Castle Country Fair on Monday 29 May 2017.





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