Home Start Edinburgh West & South West

Home Start supports families who have one or more children under 5 years old, who are going through a difficult time for a number of reasons. 

Difficulties can include Post Natal Depression; Relationship Breakdown; Isolation; Managing Childrens Behaviour etc. Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. 

Home Start provides support at home through trained volunteers. Volunteers will visit families at home once a week. 

Volunteers can help: 

  •  Reduce family isolation and increase social networks

  • Strengthen parent-child relationships

  • Improve parents’ physical health & emotional well being

  • Develop and improve parenting skills 

  • Improve the home environment

  • Improve children’s health, well being and development

  •  Increase access to health, education and community services

Home Start also run PEEP groups for young families. 

PEEP for babies 0-12 months is a group run jointly between Home-Start and Community Learning and Development at Tynecastle High School. 

Fun to Be One is a group for 1-2 year olds and their parents/carers, at Tynecastle High School

This service is available to people who live in West and South West Edinburgh. 

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • Families with young children

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Parents with at least one child under five years old, resident in West or South West Edinburgh

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

G.P., Health & Social Care, Health Visitors, Shelter, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Education

Office Hours

Monday - Thursdays from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Service Hours

-Volunteer visiting can be at anytime-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 347 2881
Fax: 0131 347 2882
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hsew.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Metered parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

Lothian Regional Transport bus numbers - 2, 3, 25, 33

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Home Start

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Home Start is a national charity supporting families with young children. There are local independent Home Start branches across the UK. At the heart of each Home-Start’s work is home visiting volunteer support. Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.  

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 347 2881
Fax: 0131 347 2882
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hsew.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Thursdays from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Service Hours

Volunteer visiting can be at anytime

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