Home Link Family Support – Services

Home Link Family Support supports families in Edinburgh and Midlothian with children under five years of age who are under stress or experiencing challenges in their lives.

Service Description

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

Volunteering
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.

Group Programme

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.

 

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Children

Residency:

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.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

1 Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 5GA

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 0890
Email: info@homelinkfamilysupport.org
Website: www.homelinkfamilysupport.org

Provider's Name: Home Link Family Support

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Home Link Family Support supports families with children under five years of age who are under stress or experiencing challenges in their lives. 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.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 0890
Email: info@homelinkfamilysupport.org
Website: www.homelinkfamilysupport.org

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