Information for Professionals
Are you a social or health worker interested in referring a family to Home-Start for support?
Since Home-Start is a voluntary
Home-Start South Wiltshire support is not a substitute for professional services but complementary to them, and our best results are achieved through an active partnership between professionals and Home-Start South Wiltshire.
To refer a family in the South Wiltshire area we suggest you:-
1. Talk to the family about Home-Start South Wiltshire and suggest how we might be able to help. (Download our Working together to support families leaflet)
2. Ask the family’s permission to contact Home-Start South Wiltshire
3. Complete a referral form, giving outline details of the family’s situation. (download the form here.)
4. Contact us here at the Home-Start South Wiltshire office in Amesbury.
Information for Families
How to get support from Home-Start
Referrals come from many sources including health visitors, other health and
Will anyone else find out?
Home-Start South Wiltshire support is confidential. Personal information about you and your family is not disclosed to anyone outside Home-Start South Wiltshire without your consent, except where there is a concern about the safety or welfare of a child.
What if I change my mind?
You choose whether or not to accept Home-Start South Wiltshire support and can change your mind at any time. A volunteer will only visit on your invitation.
If you are a family with at least one child under five you can ask for help. To find out if Home-Start South Wiltshire can help, you can: