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Requests for Services – Get Help

Families are usually introduced to Home-Start by someone such as a health visitor, social worker, midwife or family worker, but you can contact us direct as a self-referral. 

Please can we ask that you have the Family’s permission before you contact us. 

Firstly we will need the family’s details in order to complete a ‘referral form’.

Within a few days one of our co-ordinators will then get in touch with the Family directly and arrange a convenient time to visit them at home.

When our co-ordinator contacts the Family they will tell the Family about Home-Start, explain the

When our co-ordinator contacts the Family they will explain more about the support Home-Start Leeds can provide, answer any questions the Family may have and explain what will happen next.
If the family then confirms they would like to have one of our volunteers visit them regularly, the co-ordinator will look to identify a suitable volunteer and then arrange to introduce the volunteer to the family.

If the Family would like to have one of our volunteers to visit them then the co-ordinator will look to identify a suitably trained volunteer and make arrangements to introduce the volunteer to the Family. 

How to Request Support

If you have any questions about requesting our services or want more information about how we can help then please call 0113 244 2419 and ask to speak to one of our co-ordinators or you can email us at [email protected] with your contact details and we will get in touch with you.

Please note during the pandemic we continue to follow Government guidelines, visits in the home have been re-established with consent from families and volunteers and risk assessments completed.


Some of our Services

New Start

Supporting parents during pregnancy when there are concerns in relation to the care, safety and wellbeing of the infant, particularly those subject to a “child and family pre-birth assessment”.

New Start looked after by Nicola Wray & Michelle Ingham.

New Start is funded by Henry Smith.

The Henry Smith Charity

Parent to Parent

We are currently accepting referrals for Families based City Wide in Leeds who need support to:

  • Improve child’s behaviour- build resilience and coping strategies, bonding with parent, enjoy play, social interaction with peers and other adults.
  • Reduce isolation through volunteer support to enable access to social activities and health appointments.
  • Improve child’s health and wellbeing to include healthy eating and exercise, self-awareness

Families are encouraged to develop independence through 121 volunteer support. 

Parent to Parent is looked after by Sadie Augier, Hannah Waude and Michelle Ingham.

Parent to Parent is funded by the Big Lottery Community Funding.

Lottery Community Fund

Peri Natal

To promote and support the importance of early attachment by educating and empowering families who feel low in mood, stressed following a birth of their baby.

Peri Natal is looked after by Laura Griffiths and Laura Pierrepont.

Peri Natal is funded by Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service.

NHS

Young Parent Care Leavers

Our support helps build independence after leaving a care setting. Supporting young parents to parent effectively through positive role modelling from our volunteers.

Encourage young parents to access other services to help them along their parenting journey. 

Young Care Leavers is looked after by Gayle Pannett.

Young Care Leavers is funded by Children in Need.

BBC Children in Need

Here are some experiences from families supported by us

View all of our Family Experiences…