Making Referrals

How to refer a family to Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

If you are a health visitor or professional in the social or child care sector you should:

  • Discuss Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde with the family - they MUST agree to the referral and want to receive support.
  • Establish that the family has at least one child under five - this is key to Home-Start support.
  • Complete a Referral Form (elecronically or in hardcopy), which indicates the family's needs
  • Contact our office if there is anything you are not sure about or have any questions

Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde will:

  • Set up an Initial Visit with the family to discuss their needs and tell them all about Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde.
  • Carefully match the skills and experiences of a volunteer to the needs of the family.
  • Introduce the volunteer to the family (this may take time and if a suitable match can not be made then you will be informed).
  • Let you know when Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde support starts and ends.
  • Keep you informed, within confidentiality guidelines, about progress.

Download a Referral Form 

Referrers Guide to Home-Start