Home-Start Medway is a charity that provides a voluntary home visiting scheme for families with children under five. The service is non-judgemental and confidential. The families visited will be experiencing some kind of difficulty such as mental health problems, postnatal illness, drug or alcohol misuse, bereavement, multiple births, isolation or just finding parenting a struggle. Home-Start volunteers have all had parenting experience themselves and attend a 40 our preparation course run by the charity, to get them ready to support families. Volunteers offer a personalised, tailored support to families in their own home.