Home Link Family Support

Home Link support families with young children,  who are under stress and experiencing difficulties across Edinburgh and Midlothian.

The main service provided by Home Link is a home visiting service. Volunteers and paid staff visit families in their homes and offer emotional and practical support, promoting a family learning approach.

Family volunteers

Family volunteers usually visit families every week for a couple hours. The reliable, undemanding support of a volunteer can make a real difference to the whole family. This is for families and parents who have children under 5 years of age, who live in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Antenatal Support

Antenatal Support Service offers support to families who are expecting a baby and who need extra support. Sometimes these parents may struggle to establish positive attachment with their baby and may find it difficult to provide a safe and nurturing environment. Volunteers work with the parents and other significant people in their lives. Together, they create a support plan designed to build on their strengths and identify areas where support is needed.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • Families with young children

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Families in SE or SW Edinburgh, with at least one child aged five or under.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Health Vistor
Social Work

Contact Info. & Service Address

1 Dalkeith Road
EH16 5GA

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Service Hours


Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 0890
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.homelinkfamilysupport.org

Provider's Name: Home Link Family Support

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Home Link Family Support is a registered charity founded in 1986 and has one full-time employee, 9 part-time employees and 50 volunteers. It has achieved Approved Training Standards, the national benchmark for organisations providing one-to-one volunteer mentoring or befriending.


Home Link's mission is to provide good quality support to families with young children (at least one must be under 5) who are under stress and experiencing difficulties and resident in South West Edinburgh. South East Edinburgh and Midlothian. This support is offred mainly through a volunteer-based befriending service, whereby trained volunteers are matched with a family facing difficulties. We also employ family support workers who require more specialised support. Other support is provided via group and therapeutic working.


For further details please visit our website

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 0890
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.homelinkfamilysupport.org

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Service Hours


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