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How To Get Support

How To Get Support

Home-Start Glasgow South aims to give support to families who may be struggling to cope with a variety of challenges including post-natal illness, disability, isolation, the demands of parenting young children, bereavement and multiple births; helping prevent these difficulties from escalating into crisis, and crisis developing into family breakdown.
Since Home-Start Glasgow South is a volunteer organisation, it can offer a flexible approach to individual families.
Home-Start Glasgow South is not a substitute for professional services, but are complimentary to them, and the best results are achieved through and active partnership between professionals and Home-Start Glasgow South.

Who Can Refer Families?

The main referrers to Home-Start Glasgow South are health visitors and professionals in the social care and childcare sectors. Others include GP’s and those working in the fields of mental health, education, early years and probation. Around a quarter of families self-refer.

How Do I Get Support?

Receiving support from Home-Start Glasgow South couldn’t be easier. If you would like to refer a friend or family member to us, you can call us on 0141 570 8735 in complete confidence to discuss your circumstances and how we may be able to help.
Alternatively, you can request a call back by emailing the team on theteam@homestartglasgowsouth.org.uk and one of our Family Support Co-Ordinator’s will be in touch as soon as possible.

How Do Referrals Work?

For professionals working with families, referrals can be made by completing a Home-Start Glasgow South referral form and returning it by email or post.
When we receive your referral, we will contact you to confirm receipt and begin the process to allocate the family to one of our Family Support Coordinators. They will then make contact with the family to arrange a visit. Together with the parents, our Coordinators will design a support plan which will best address the family’s requirements so support can begin as soon as possible.
At the discretion of families, referrers will be kept informed throughout the early stages as support is put in place.

Download Referrer Form