Resources for Referrers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

Following Government advice given on 16th March 2020, the decision was made to temporarily halt our “normal” home-visiting offer to local families in Reading until further notice.  Now services are beginning to return to work we are accepting referrals, but only where support can make a difference over the telephone.  Referrals for our groups, such as Family Group, Mums in Mind, antenatal drop in, Bump-Start will be contacted, but then "held on file" until the groups can start up once more.

All staff can be contacted on their work telephone number or emails.  Our shared email box will be checked daily which is 

This website will remain updated as and when the situation changes in line with Official Guidelines.

Why refer

If you know or work with a family who have a need and have at least one child under 5 and you feel that they would benefit from our weekly, long-term, gentle, non-judgemental support then read on.

Please feel free to read our Home-Start Reading Referrers’ Leaflet

How to refer

For details about each of our support projects, please click here

For a home-visiting volunteer, family groups or our Mums in Mind course, please complete and return this Referral Form.

For our school readiness project (Big Hope Big Future), please complete and return this Referral Form

Please download, read and keep our Referrer’s Guide – February 2017 which provides more information for those making a referral to our service.




Home-Start helps to give children the best possible start in life by supporting parents as they grow in confidence and help strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community.