Family Support: Home Visits (Home-Start Edinburgh)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Baby massage is open to parents/carers and most appropriate for babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months.
  • Peep groups are open to parents/carers with babies/toddlers up to 1 year old.
  • Other opportunities for learning are explored and can take the form of drop-in groups for families with children up to age 5.

Description

Home-Start Edinburgh groups for parents/carers aims to:

  • reduce social isolation
  • increase connectedness to the community
  • improve your relationship with your child
  • increase your confidence
  • recognise child(ren)’s development/learning and feel better equipped to support it
  • recognise the importance of your wellbeing

 

Our groups build on your strengths and offer opportunities to share your experiences and support others in a similar situation. Groups are delivered by trained and supported staff and volunteers.

 

Baby massage sessions are delivered to new parents to improve confidence and promote positive mental health and attachment.

Peep Learning Together Programme (LTP) is delivered in 5 themes:

  • personal, social and emotional development
  • communication and language
  • early literacy
  • early numeracy
  • health and physical development

Sessions also make the best use of national themed weeks and promotional materials such as healthy eating, Bookbug, Digital Awareness, Child Accident Prevention Week and Mental Health Week.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

  • Group sessions take place in community centres within a variety of localities in the northwest, southwest and northeast of Edinburgh. Please get in touch to find out of a group in your area and space availability.

Opening times

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

Home Start Edinburgh
Room 7-9, 4 Duncan Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW

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Types of support on offer:

Drop-in
Information and advice
Online
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living
Isolation
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence

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