Referring Families

Home-Start Perth is a voluntary organisation offering support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children living in the Perth & Kinross area.  
Home-Start offers a unique service, recruiting and training volunteers – who are usually parents themselves – to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5 to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.  
To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community. 
If you are a health or social worker and feel a family you are involved with could benefit from Home-Start support, please
  • Talk to the family about Home-Start and suggest how we may be able to help
  • Ask the family’s permission to contact Home-Start
  • Complete a Referral Form and return it to us 
Our Co-ordinators will then contact the family to arrange an Initial Visit and explain that Home-Start will send them our Privacy Statement which both parents (if living in the household) need to sign on the Consent Slip.  This slip will be collected by our Co-ordinators on the Initial Visit.
    Occasionally there may be a short waiting time before a suitable volunteer can be matched with a family but you will be kept up to date about the nature and level of support that Home-Start offers the family that you referred.

    Home-Start Perth can also offer a programme of 1-1 baby massage in the family home by trained Home-Start volunteers.



    “I must express my personal thanks to the volunteer because I am so aware of the enormous role she has taken within this family. She has provided essential emotional and practical support, and by dint of that supportive friendship has made a difficult time somewhat easier. It has been hugely supportive to me, as the family Health Visitor, to know that the family was supported during this time and I realise from the family response that Home-Start Perth has triumphed again”

    A quote from a Home-Start Perth referrer

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