Home Start Leith and North East Edinburgh

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

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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