Family Support: Home Visits (Home-Start Edinburgh West and South)

Availability : North West / South West

Who is this for?

  • Parents/families with at least one child under 5 years old

Who provides this?

  • Home-Start Edinburgh West and South

Description

Parents/carers/families will usually be visited once a week at home by a member of staff or trained volunteer. During COVID-19, one-to-one contact is maintained by messaging, telephone or video call when it suits you and opportunities to meet outdoors, face-to-face are continually reviewed. 

Family support aims to build on your strengths, increasing your capacity to cope with challenges and work toward your goals. Goals are discussed and agreed through an initial ‘visit’ (currently remote) with one of the Home Start Coordinators who can relate to –

  • family relationships
  • managing children’s behaviour
  • active involvement in children’s learning
  • physical activity
  • improving mental health
  • financial awareness and management skills
  • safety awareness
  • skills and qualifications development

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

Sessions are being delivered remotely during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

Room S3, 525 Ferry RoadEdinburgh, EH5 2FF

Social media:

Downloads


Services Leaflet COVID update
(1.60 MB pdf)

Partnership Referral Form
(70.64 KB vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)

Families Insert COVID update
(438.67 KB pdf)

Referrers Insert COVID update
(268.09 KB pdf)


Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Carers
Families
Healthy living
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness/isolated groups
Men
Women

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