Home-Start Deveron
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Welcome to Home -Start Deveron

Home-Start Deveron operates throughout the Deveron valley area, serving Aberchirder, Banff, Huntly, Macduff, Portsoy, Turriff and surrounding areas.

As well as home visiting sessions we offer Stay and Play groups, Baby Buddies groups (for parents with children under 18months), Twinkles (a group for parents with twins or more!), baby massage classes,BookBug, Cooking with Confidence classes, story telling sessions, parenting classes, craft sessions, financial guidance classes and more.

Enjoy our website and please get in touch if we can help you. 


Activity Days

Home-Start Deveron often holds activity days, which are open to all families. Activity days held to date include the topics Space, Jungle and Olympics.

Each session was filled with fun, games, dancing, singing and messy play. The staff, parents and volunteers had great fun, and the children quite enjoyed themselves too! Look out for details of forthcoming activity days here and on our Facebook page.



This year we have teamed up with The Spotty Bag Shop, Tesco & other community partnerships to help promote our annual Giving Tree.

This is an opportunity for people living in our community to donate a christmas gift to benefit families who may be needing a little extra support this Christmas. All you have to do is select a gift tag from the tree we have at our office on Carmelite Street or The Spotty Bag Shop then buy a gift suitable for the age on the gift tag and donate it unwrapped.

The Giving Tree will be running until Friday 15th December where you can pop it into the sleigh at the Spotty Bag Shop, the trolley at Tesco or you can pop in past the office with your donation. Donated gifts can also be dropped off at one of our community hubs: Banff Parish Church, Harvest Centre, Doodlebugs in Macduff or Portsoy Parish Church.

Home-Start Deveron Families Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas party will take place on Monday 11th Dec 2017 at The Fife Lodge Hotel, Banff from 10am. We will be having party games & a visit from someone special! A snack and gift for each child will be provided.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Please note: we are now unable to accept any further names onto our waiting list for this

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty Report: This report looks into poverty levels within the UK

Key statistics from the report include:
Nearly 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners are now living in poverty than five years ago

The child poverty rate fell to its lowest level (27%) in 2011/12, but has started to rise again in recent years, reaching 30% in 2015/16.

Poverty among families with three or more children had fallen to 32% by 2012/13. Since 2012/13 their poverty rate has started to rise again – reaching 39% by 2015/16

This report can be found online to read.


Success Stories

“I was excited to move here but wasn’t prepared for how lonely I would feel especially after my baby was born.  Mark was working away, I missed my family so much and the weather was freezing!  I spent hours just crying all the time, I was scared to tell the Health Visitor as I thought they would take my baby away from me, I remember phoning and telling Home-Start that I wanted to just sleep.”
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