|How are families referred to Home-Start?
Families accepting the offer of a Home-Start volunteer are usually referred by Health Visitors and Social Workers. Other referrals come from various workers in the field of health care (e.g. midwives, paediatricians, child and family therapists), and from other voluntary organisations, such as Relate, Stepfamily, Gingerbread or playgroups. Referrals are also made by counselling services, and churches. Increasingly, families themselves are asking Home-Start for a volunteer.Anyone can make a referral to Home-Start, having first obtained the permission of the family.
What happens next?
For how long is Home-Start usually involved?
What about confidentiality?
* ill health
* disability or special needs
* postnatal illness
* new babies
* parenting advice
* children’s behavioural problems
* coping with twins, triplets or several
* sleeping / feeding problems
* parental stress
|How To Refer|
|Referrals come from many sources including Health Visitors, Social Workers, other voluntary organisations, counselling services, churches and increasingly from families themselves. Download the form on the right to refer a family to Home-Start Meon Valley. Please ensure that the referral is made with the consent of the family.||Referral form|