Home Start Leith and North East Edinburgh

Home-Start offers friendship and support to families who have young children and are finding things difficult.

Service Description

Home-Start provides support at home through trained volunteers. Home-Start offers a mixture of practical help and emotional support that is free and confidential. Volunteers will usually visit you at home for a couple of hours each week and you can decide what happens – playing at the park; helping you make/keep medical appointments; helping to find out more about local services or just having a cup of tea and a chat while the children play at home.

Home-Start also run weekly groups in Leith to complement the core home visiting service: parents can also attend the Parents Early Education Partnership (PEEP) Groups and Baby Massage classes.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Children

Residency:

This service is open to residents of these areas:

  • North East

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Families and parents in Leith and North East Edinburgh who have a child under 5 years old

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

247 Leith Walk
Edinburgh
EH6 8NY

Service Hours

-Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 553 7819
Email: admin@homestartleith.org.uk
Website: www.homestartleith.org.uk

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 553 7819
Email: admin@homestartleith.org.uk
Website: www.homestartleith.org.uk

Service Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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