Home Link Family Support – Services
The core element of the service is a volunteer service which provides support for the whole family and is based in the family’s home in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
Other services include:
- Antenatal Support
- Early Years Family Support Service
- Systemic Family Counselling and Systemic Family Support Worker
- Young Parents Support Service
- Early Years Family Practitioner
Volunteers attend 4 weeks of in-house training before they are carefully matched with a suitable family to offer emotional and practical support in the family’s own home. They then visit the family for 2 hours every week for up to one year.
Antenatal Support Service
This service is for expectant families or families who have had a baby in the last 8 weeks, who could benefit from some extra support. Our staff will visit the family in the home for around 2 hours every 2 weeks through pregnancy and up until the baby turns one. Together with the family, we will identify areas where support would help and make a plan with the family to build upon strengths.
Early Years Family Support Service
Early Years Family support service is for families in Edinburgh with children under 5 years of age, experiencing challenges in their lives. The family will have a regular home visiting from a Family Support Worker for up to one year. The support varies from family to family depending on the family’s own needs and personalised goals.
Home Link Family Support drop-in ‘Stay and Play’ groups in Edinburgh; one in Moredun and one in Pilton Parents can drop in with their children under 5 years of age for free play, arts and crafts, singing, stories and toys. This is based on a ‘first-come-first-served’ approach with no associated costs. The group runs during term time.
Intended Client Groups:
This service is open to residents of these areas:
- South East
- South West
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Families in SE or SW Edinburgh, with at least one child aged five or under.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Service Address
1 Dalkeith Road