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Who can Home-Start help?

Home-Start Portsmouth can offer support to anybody that has at least one child under school age and lives in the Portsmouth area. We support families for a variety of reasons. As a parent, people might ask for Home-Start's help for all sorts of reasons:

They may be feeling isolated in their community, have no family nearby and be struggling to make friends.

They may be finding it hard to cope because of their own or their child's illness.

They may have been hit hard by the death of a loved one.

They may be really struggling with emotional and physical demands of having twins or triplets - perhaps born into an already large family.

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Who can make a referral?

Any agency can make a referral to Home-Start Portsmouth as long as this is done in partnership with the family and they sign the referral form. Families are also able to refer themselves.


How do I refer?

To make a referral, you will need a referral form; you can download a form below (this can be edited on screen, saved and emailed) or get in touch with us at the office and we will be happy to email or post one to you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The referral needs to be made in partnership with the family and their is a section on there for them to complete

You may need to get the latest free version of adobe reader to download the Referral Form if you do not have a fairly recent version already installed on your computer.

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What happens next?

Once we have received a referral form, we will be in touch to let you know that it has been received. One of our co-ordinators will then contact the family and arrange to visit them in their home in order to tell them more about Home-Start Portsmouth and how we can help. We will make sure that the referrer is informed at every stage including when the support starts, at each of their reviews and, finally, at the end of support.

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