Committed and caring volunteers, parents themselves, who are in turn trained, carefully matched with a family, and supervised by our experienced, qualified Home-Visiting Co-ordinators, visit families weekly, in their own homes. By offering friendship, gentle support and non-judgemental practical help, they enable parents to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community.
This support continues until it is no longer needed, or when the youngest child has started school. Our home-visiting service consistently produces positive results in moving families towards independence, widening local links, strengthening the parent-child relationships and providing parents with better coping strategies. We run four health topics each year, of which information is taken directly into the homes and discussed with the parent. Please refer to our “impact” link to see our outcomes.
To make a referral for this service, please download a form from our “Resources for Referrers” page.