Homestart Sittingbourne and Sheppy Home / Community / Local Services and Help / Homestart Sittingbourne and Sheppy Contact detailsCetral House, Central AvenueSittingbourneKentME10 4NUTel: 01795 429007WebsiteHome-Start is the UK's leading family support charity. Founded in 1973 in Leicester by Margaret Harrison, CBE, it has grown to hundreds of local Home-Start schemes across the UK and with forces in Germany and Cyprus. Home-Start Sittingbourne & Sheppey began in 1994, and has grown to offer local families valuable volunteer support, and to offer support groups such as a Twins Club, and to also help guide families in to support from other organisations such as local Children's Centres. Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to families at home who must have at least one child under the age of 5. The service is free, confidential and non-judgemental. Being a parent, wherever you live or whatever your situation, is not easy. Many parents feel overwhelmed by the stresses of family life with under 5's. It is even more difficult if family or friends are unable to offer you support and a breathing space when you most need them. Most parents can remember days when they would have liked someone to turn to. Everyone needs a hand sometime.