Get Support

Get Support

Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes! Through a network of trained parent volunteers we support parents in Argyll and Bute who are finding it difficult to cope. If you have a child under 5 and would like some non-judgemental, practical and or emotional support to help build your family's confidence and ability to cope - please get in touch.

Give Support

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. We are always keen to hear from anyone who is interested in finding out more about Family Volunteering, being a Trustee or Fundraising.

About Us

the area we cover
The area we cover

Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them to achieve their full potential. Home-Start MAJIK is a local independent charity which has been set up to give friendship, advice and practical support to families who live in the Argyll & Bute area and who have at least one child under the age of 5.

Alice's Mum's Story

“I'm a singer, pianist, musical director and mum to the wonderful Alice, now two years old. I'm also totally blind, For the first year of little Alice's life, I really struggled. It started with not being able to breastfeed, and spiraled out of control from there. I lost all my confidence in myself and my ability to care for my daughter; I felt trapped and alone; my house became like a prison, but I was too scared to go out in case something happened to Alice. I had to force myself to get up in the mornings, and I had to work really hard to get out the house.

See the Home-Start MAJIK film!

Home Start MAJIK seeks 16 hour Part time coordinator post for the Cowal area

Part Time Co-ordinator for Cowal
Hours: 16 per week
Salary: SJC Scale point 22-27 £19,959 -£23,232
Pro rata Per annum
Initially for one year, continuation subject to funding

Home-Start promotes the welfare of families with at least one child under the age of 5, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown.
The successful candidate will be responsible for training and supervising a team of volunteers and will hold a caseload of families.

The ideal Candidate will have;
• Parenting experience and an understanding of the needs of children and families

£5000 AWARD from Women's Fund for Scotland

We have successfully received a grant from the Women's Fund for Scotland of £5000 as a contribution towards recruiting a Part Time coordinator for the Cowal area.

This was the press release

Home Start MAJIK celebrate £5K award

Home Start MAJKIK was celebrating last week after being awarded £3K from the Women’s Fund for Scotland. The charity was invited to participate in a special live grant making event to re-launch the fund, hosted by Sally Magnusson at the National Museum Scotland, Edinburgh.

Annual Report

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or phone her on 01586 551140

We are going to move

Fairly soon we are going to be moving to Tarbert to new premises
Watch this space for more details!


Inclusive - We welcome input from all – we value openness and are non-judgemental in our approach.

Respectful - We welcome and respect each other’s views and are confidential in the way we work together and with others.

Responsible - We are clear on our roles and take our responsibilities seriously making sure we question and challenge in order to make objective decisions.

Ambitious - We enjoy success and are enthusiastic in our pursuit of growth and the provision of an excellent service.


Our vision is to be the leading independent family support charity in Argyll & Bute; responsive, well known and respected for our good service. We are growing to work with families throughout Argyll & Bute and are the first choice for statutory bodies when looking for families’ support.

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