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Home-Start UK
The Reunion

Film & Campaign Description

Tissues at the ready!

Twenty years after Sam received Home-Start support she is reunited with Marie, the volunteer who changed her life, and she brings along a very special surprise...

'The Reunion' demonstrates the lasting legacy of Home-Start support, and the power of a Home-Start volunteer in providing compassionate, non-judgemental friendship and support.

Home-Start is now seeing double the number of families asking for support, but is struggling to find enough available volunteers due to the cost-of-living crisis. We urgently need to recruit and train more volunteers who can support parents to give their children the best start in life and the best chance of a brighter future.

Content advisory warning: This film includes reference to the experience of post-partum psychosis which some may find distressing.

Home-Start UK

Home-Start is a family support charity, helping families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them.

We help families affected by isolation, bereavement, illness, mental health issues, financial insecurity and more.

Our local community network of trained volunteers and expert support help families with young children through their challenging times. That’s because the earliest years make the biggest impact: we make sure those years count so that no child’s future is limited.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: